Fishing forum > Lafarge, Rice, Como

Author Topic: Lafarge, Rice, Como
Bear

Hi all

I read that they've stocked the noted lakes recently with about a thousand fish each. Has anyone been fishing these lakes this past week? With the bad weather conditions I was courious if it was worth the time to brave the rain & cold of if fishing has been off.

Thanks for any info

Bear
sam6140

Don't even waste your time. Those lakes ALL suck. Lafarge is the better of them. If you're interested in caching gross hatchery fish that don't fight, then sure go ahead. And they're finicky about what they'll bite, compared to wild fish. They really only like something resembling the crap they're fed at the hatcheries.

The fish don't feel real, the lakes aren't real, except for Rice probably. It's just like fishing in a backyard pond.
Thatsarainbow

Don't listen to the above comment. Their decent fighters especially now that it's cold. I was there 2 weeks ago and caught 21 bows most were of 2lb mark. All of them were great fighters. It was pissing down with rain and I used a pumpkin head fly fishing on a belly boat. This was at lafarge and como isn't a bad lake either.
Thatsarainbow

One thing I want to add is do not use artificial baits. Sometimes the fish isn't caught and it still alive ( not for long ) with the bait in its belly. I have caught numerous amounts , gutted them and found powerbait in their stomach.
Thatsarainbow

They haven't given me a date. They say between now and January.
Bear

Thanks for the replies

I agree with Sam6140 that the local lakes kinda suck compared to fishing the upcountry lakes with wild stock but right now I really can't see myself driving hours and hours to fish in the freezing cold.I was mainly interested to hear if anyone had ventured out this past week and how the fishing was. I usually fish from a U boat or pontoon boat on the small lakes. I like to troll a pumpkin head or a Doc on a fly line.This time of year , given the weather and lack of day light hours , any local lake that is producing is fine by me.I just need my fishing fix to hold me till spring.
Tight lines all

Bear
kelso

You ever try mike or rolley lake?
Thatsarainbow

Guys lets not forget that Hundreds of interior lakes get stocked with hatchery fish too
cagey

good point about the interior lakes. just go to gofishbc and look at the list of lakes stocked. it is hard to find wild trout. all the more reason that we have to protect what we have.
another thing to remember is just because they have all its fins doesn't make 'em wild. i have a couple of trout i kept this year in my freezer. both have their adipose fin. they were definitely hatchery fish. you can tell by tasting them for most of a year if ever. personally i can't stand the taste of hatchery fish but i guess i have been spoiled all my life with wild fish !
Thatsarainbow

No not yet europuma, 5-6 days
fetoid

As I mentioned in another post, I'm thinking about getting into trout fishing at our local (region 2) stocked lakes.

If I understand the regulations correctly, they are stocked w/ rainbow trout, so the limit is 4, right?

Sorry about the newbie question.
cagey

correct. 4 trout, only one over 50 cm.
there is no minimum size in lakes.
if fishing streams, any trout you retain must be over 30 cm and must be a hatchery fish. NO WILD TROUT FROM STREAMS.
Thatsarainbow

Some lakes are 2 and some are 5. Read the regs coinciding with the lake you are fishing.
kelso

Trout quota in streams is 2 hatchery. I suggest you get a reg book, when i decided to fish full time i brought my reg book to work with me and read it front to back numerous times. I still read it when i get bored. I would not trust anyone's take on it PERIOD. Read the book cause the C.O. will not accept "well this guy on sharphooks.com told me.........." as an acceptable answer. And if you do get that sweet fish you always wanted and go to show it off BEWARE. I don't post my pics well maybe the one of me and the bass but nobody gives a shit about them. tight lines.
fetoid

I do have the reg. book and have read it. I realize the regs. are different between river and lakes.
The reason I question the regs. on lakes is because the limit is 4, however, no more than 1 of certain types of trout.
I just wanted to confirm that the lakes were stocked only with rainbows and therefore the limit was 4 (with some exceptions depending on the lake)
cagey

my prev post was too simplistic. as pointed out you have to read the regional limits then check to see if the lake or stream has further restrictions.
there is no magic list that says a lake only has rainbow so you still have to be able to identify the fish.
the best answer is if you are fishing a lake in region 2 that is not listed (such as lois lake and a couple of others ) then the limit will be 4 , with only one over 50 cm..........i think that properly answers your question. the main thing is, and you say you have read them, is to have a set of regs to check the spot you are going.
as i said in a post some time ago, i have a set by the throne, in my truck, in my salmon tackle and with my fly gear (no i do not hog the last copies printed. i take copies !)
kelso

Right on guys. I am mostly trying to remind some of the newer guys that are reading these posts.
Thatsarainbow

Anybody with a smart phone, ie iPhone, you can get the regs on an app. It's great cause you can have it with you guaranteed.
fetoid

I think they are finished stocking until Spring.
Bear

Hey all

So has anyone got an answer to the orignial question ?

I've gotten opinions on fishing on those lakes to when they will stock broods to what the fishing regs are.....but no one has addressed my original question.

Has anyone fished those aformentioned lakes recently and how was the fishing ? Are the fish biting or has the bad weather clouded the lakes slowing the fishing ?

Thanks

Bear
Thatsarainbow

hey bear, I answered your question in the third reply and they are still good to fish.
Mrok

Has anyone been to LaFarge ?? Has anyone been out to see if the brood stock has indeed been stocked or is it just a rumor ??
Thatsarainbow

well, i been to lafarge today from 8am to 11am and only caught 1 bow. Very slow today.

Also been to the secret river and no luck at all there
Bear

Hey all

I was at lafarge in my pontoon from 12:30-3:30. Dragged a Doc,a pumpkin head and a leech for a couple of hours and got NADDA.Switched up to a bait rod, got one bite on shrimp. That was it. Only saw one guy on the dock catch a fish.I'm going to Buntzen tomorrow, weather permitting and troll from my aluminum and electric.
I will post my results.
Sure would be nice to catch something and get this "fishing monkey" off my back
Tight lines all

Bear
Mrok

I hit LaFarge from 6:30 till 8:00 ,no bites at all. Tried shrimp ,power bait and even single eggs off the bottom .
Bear

Buntzen today

The weather was awesome. The fishing not so much. Caught one fish on a pumpkin head. Talked with one other guy that caught two fish on a blood worm. That was it.
Still it was a sunny day on a lake and I wasn't skunked so it was a good day.

Bear
Mrok

Any know if they put the brood stock in LaFarge yet ? Will try tomorrow morning >
Thatsarainbow

yes they did. THey stocked lafarge on tuesday with broods. I'm going there tomorrow too.

Are you belly boating? I may brave the cold and try it. otherwise i'll use my inflatable boat.
Thatsarainbow

I went to lafarge today and had no luck. I probably caught a cold.
Mrok

I was at LaFarge from 7:00 till 9:00 very cold . No fish for me but saw 2 small ones caught . Talked to several fishermen who caught large fish earlier this week .
Mrok

What fly pattern were you using ?
YZ125

Nice Fish! What did you use to catch them?

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