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Willow Springs Lake

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Tuesday, Feb 11 2020
During a normal winter, vehicle access to Willow Springs Lake is impossible due to heavy snow and road closures. The US Forest Service normally closes Forest Road 149 after the first significant snowfall, which this year happened in November. Should access to Willows Springs Lake be possible, fishing should only be fair. Willow Springs is stocked with catchable rainbow trout weekly until the end of September and tiger trout were stocked in May. Large numbers of trout remain uncaught into the winter and continue to provide good opportunity for anglers as long as weather allows. Try Kastmasters, small Rapalas or Panther Martins for either species during the warmest parts of the day when trout will be most active. Shore anglers fishing for trout can try nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Green sunfish and smallmouth bass were illegally introduced to this lake. Try a small hook with a worm under a bobber, especially during the warmer parts of the day. Willow Springs Lake may partially or completely ice over throughout the winter; anglers should use caution and check recent weather reports when ice fishing




Tuesday, Feb 11 2020



Access Info

Fishing is good. The lake was stocked with rainbow trout last week! Boat fishing is good. Water temperatures are dropping which will break down the lake stratification, allowing trout to be found at all depths.  

Willow Springs Lake

Rating - Unknown

During a normal winter, vehicle access to Willow Springs Lake is impossible due to heavy snow and road closures. The US Forest Service normally closes Forest Road 149 after the first significant snowfall, which this year happened in November. Should access to Willows Springs Lake be possible, fishing should only be fair. Willow Springs is stocked with catchable rainbow trout weekly until the end of September and tiger trout were stocked in May. Large numbers of trout remain uncaught into the winter and continue to provide good opportunity for anglers as long as weather allows. Try Kastmasters, small Rapalas or Panther Martins for either species during the warmest parts of the day when trout will be most active. Shore anglers fishing for trout can try nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Green sunfish and smallmouth bass were illegally introduced to this lake. Try a small hook with a worm under a bobber, especially during the warmer parts of the day. Willow Springs Lake may partially or completely ice over throughout the winter; anglers should use caution and check recent weather reports when ice fishing


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