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Old 05-01-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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this june i'm going to diamond lake and I have never gone fishing there so I have no idea what to use.

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Old 05-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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this june i'm going to diamond lake and I have never gone fishing there so I have no idea what to use.
Still fishing with powerbait is very effective, as is fishing a night crawler under a float.

Rainbow or chart. power bait have been my best producers.

These are from last fall... Great fishery!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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Fly fishing, troll and still fishing there are all good bets. The key is if you are fishing at the south end, like in front of Short Creek or the Pizza Parlor, between 15-25 feet of water, is to fish the paths between the giant weed beds. The trout will patrol the weeds feeding on the insects and snails coming off them. These weeds will extend all the way up to just feet shy of the surface. So another tactic would be to bobber fish with about 3-5 feet of dropper. You wont be doing much good if your bait is in the middle of the weeds. That's where having a good depth finder is key.

My personal favorite powerbait flavors are Gulp Rainbow Candy with Garlic, regular Garlic power bait, regular & glitter Chartreuse & Rainbow. For trolling I've done real well with a wedding ring and a worm, F5 or F7 flat fish and Triple Teasers or Needle Fish.

If you fish the North end of the lake, head for the cheese hole. Which is a small cove just north of the lodge near the bike path. This hole will hold a lot of fish, and has fewer weeds.

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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Oops I was referring to Short Creek, not Silent Creek.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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I'll be there mid July. Is it pretty fishable then too?
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:11 PM   #6
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It's fishable throughout summer. Usually in the July and August months the trout tend to get a little more picky. If you're fly fishing the key is to figure out what's hatching and emerging.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #7
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If you're going to use a slip-sinker rig, I recommend using the lightest weight you can get away with, so that your rig won't sink into the weeds, and also about a 5' leader.
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