Rock Creek Stripers - January

Reed

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I left Wahweap Friday morning the 25th Of January and cruised to the back of Rock Creek. Found stripers hanging around 30 to 60 feet. Fishing was good caught about 20. I then went exploring to check out the low water level. Really crazy how the lake changes. I camped in the left fork in the back of Rock Creek. At 7:00 am Saturday morning it was on! I caught about 30 stripers in two hours. Caught all on a gold 3/4 oz. Cotton Cordell spoon. Most were healthy I probably dispatched 12 in the two days that were skinny. Many were coughing up small shad. I did get one almost 4lb very fat. I cruised up to the back of Weatheril and caught a few more on crank bait (sexy shad) I then stopped by Dungeon Canyon. Wow how low the water is.

A great January trip. I did not see another boat. I am always amazed at how little traffic there is in the winter. It really is not that cold. If you dress like you are going snowmobiling it is actually quite pleasant. I have a thermos full of hot lemonade that really helps keep me warm. The Lake was amazing. In all about 50 stripers. I came home with two 1 gallon Zip Loc bags full of filleted stripers. The grandkids will love them.


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wayne gustaveson

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I left Wahweap Friday morning the 25th Of January and cruised to the back of Rock Creek. Found stripers hanging around 30 to 60 feet. Fishing was good caught about 20. I then went exploring to check out the low water level. Really crazy how the lake changes. I camped in the left fork in the back of Rock Creek. At 7:00 am Saturday morning it was on! I caught about 30 stripers in two hours. Caught all on a gold 3/4 oz. Cotton Cordell spoon. Most were healthy I probably dispatched 12 in the two days that were skinny. Many were coughing up small shad. I did get one almost 4lb very fat. I cruised up to the back of Weatheril and caught a few more on crank bait (sexy shad) I then stopped by Dungeon Canyon. Wow how low the water is.

A great January trip. I did not see another boat. I am always amazed at how little traffic there is in the winter. It really is not that cold. If you dress like you are going snowmobiling it is actually quite pleasant. I have a thermos full of hot lemonade that really helps keep me warm. The Lake was amazing. In all about 50 stripers. I came home with two 1 gallon Zip Loc bags full of filleted stripers. The grandkids will love them.


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Come on Bob! Quit taking pictures when the graph is lit up like a Christmas Tree.

Just Kidding. Thanks for sharing and giving me the incentive to go up there next week.
 

Rivergoer

Well-Known Member
You sir are SERIOUS about fishing, I love the rigging on that PWC...quite the setup!

I agree, with proper preparation, some of the best days on LP are in January, absolutely no one around for miles. Last Jan, spent 3 days near Mountain Sheep and Gunsight, saw a total of 3 boats (2 were NPS).
 
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