Thanks to Ron "cutthroat" for this info on:
How to fish Diamond Lake
Start in the south end. Most locals will tell you to fish the other
side and north end but from many trips at all different times of the year
I have yet to let down when fishing the south end.
Start with 4lb maximum weight line and place a 1/8 to 1/4oz sliding
sinker on to which tie a small (I prefer black) barrel swivel. Start with
18" leader, you may have to adjust this up or down but this tends to be a
good starting point.
Generally anywhere in the shallow south end you'll find weeds. They
will vary in height and density according to time of year and water temperature.
They are your friend. The water is generally somewhat clear and staying in
the 8-12 ft depth range cruise around until you see a bare spot, this can
be from a 12ft opening to as much as 30ft. Anchor (important to use two anchors)
off to one side and then cast back into the clearing. Strip off plenty of
line and let it lay on top of the water when the line begins to twitch get
ready. It may move off real slow or it may take off like a cannon. Whatever
you do don't horse
them you will occasionally hook a 5-6lb fish and if he's moving the
opposite way he break off easily.
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Bait: 1/3-1/2 of a nightcrawler works best threaded up onto the
line with a mini marshmallow to keep it up off the bottom. (if you run out
of worms just use marshmallow) Yes I've tried power bait and about anything
you can think of but how many lakes can you go to and catch 100 or so good
sized trout every time even when no one else is catching them?
One other spot that pans out if the water is warm is silent creek
inlet. From the mouth follow the current into the lake just until you can
see the weed line, then anchor and fish along the weed line, don't fall into
the lake when you see the 5lber's swimming right by you. If you like to fly
fish this is an excellent place to toss dry or wet flies.
The fishing isn't nearly as good as 5 or 6 years ago mainly because
the fish don't get as big now that someone planted trash fish in the lake.
But when you find a trout pocket chances are good you'll be able to catch
enough to wear your arm out. Have fun and catch and release the majority
of them so there will be some when I get there in August.