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Dave Law's Fishing Forecast: Good Times Were Brewing at Coffeepot Lake

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Made this trip to Coffeepot Lake an overnighter that proved to be a swell plan. Stayed at the small campground near the boat launch, where we met some of the friendliest fishermen with the same objective...simply enjoy the fishing! The bite started early, slowed after lunch, and surprisingly, was still slow for the evening. Nonetheless, Joe and I caught and released dozens of 15" to 20" rainbows between us (only 3 were smaller than 15"). This is a selective/special rules lake & no bait is allowed in addition to a 1 fish limit (18" or larger). We were having most of our success trolling/stripping woolly buggers & streamers. If you're lucky, you might get into a large bass...Our campsite neighbor was shocked/thrilled to net a 5 pounder on a black bugger. There's a 10mph speed limit on the lake, making this is an awesome spot for float fishing, kayaks & canoes. There lake gets pretty warm during the summer & the trout bite really drops off until cooler weather returns in September (closes Sept 30th). 
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