Good Evening Fellow Flyfishers
Tonights Topic: More on Reading Lake Maps
Do reservoirs, because of the moving water, pose a different
set of problems that may not be present when analyzing a lake maps?
The reservoir map is of Lake Oahe, located in South Dakota.
The lake extends from Pierre, SD to Bismarck ND, a total distance
of 231 miles. This lake contain a variety of gamefish and is a
very popular tourist site, (like South Dakota needs another one).
The area that I will have posted this evening is approximately six
miles by six miles. We will be looking at the points that have the
highest probability of holding fish. The map will contain more than
a few of these places. See if the spots that you pick are the same
or different from what everyone else feels are the hotspots.
Fishing on any body of water can be a very rewarding experience,
if you have the knowledge to find the spots that are going to be
the most productive fish holding areas in the least amount of time.
Locating these spots on a contour map can reduce the amount of time
that you will spend "fishing" and increase the amount of time you
will spend "catching." Whether your on a lake the size of Oahe or
you're on Conchas Lake in New Mexico the fish are still going to be
reacting the same to their environment. Hinkley Reservoir in NY
is the same as Lake Oroville in Northern California. Although
they have 3000 miles of space in between the fish still react
the same to their surroundings. If you have an understanding
of the contours of the bottom you will be able to pick the points
that are the most likely to hold fish, making fishing on any body
of water more productive.
Many people in the chatroom never say anything, I would like to
think that they are reading along with the topic
and picking up tips. If this is more to your taste, please feel
welcome to do so. If you feel that you definitely have something
to contribute to this topic stop by and add it in, it can only
add fuel to the fire.
Feel free to join in at any time. If you are not comfortable with contributing, follow
along with the conversation, I am certain you will learn something.
Please show respect for your fellow flyfishers and the sport by staying on the topic
and refrain from non-topic chatting. There is more than enough time available to chat
with your friends and acquaintances on this chatline. This is a formatted time slot. ~
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