Discussion in 'Carp' started by Daddo, Nov 26, 2018.
Once a year or so, this topic comes up in here.. from reports, carp are more difficult to target up there than they might lead you to believe...
Too cold, or?
Not sure.. I talked to several people who were interested, and a couple who actually went.. told me there were no signs of carp that they saw. Knowledgeable anglers, I would say as well...
They are super shallow on the other side of the buoy line. You can take your own skiff, yak, float tube or wade back there rentals are not allowed back there. Most people never fish on the other side. It’s super shallow about 1-2’ and a few acres. Tons of grass and other species too
I went to Morena in the spring seeking Bass and it was like a Carp graveyard on the shore. They were actively picking at the surface in the morning fog. Been a long time since I was at Cuyamaca to fish. Do enjoy a mountain drive at times. Was bummed when Lakeland burned down. Was awesome to have a half-pound burger with a window seat looking at the lake, in the winter, deer on the other side of the lake.
I don’t see a .22 on the list of acceptable ways to take carp???
Seems like a spot for kayak fishing with light line or fly gear to get them pesky carps.
Kayak works good back there. I wasn’t targeting carp though
I wonder why its hard to find carp catch reports on this forum for Cuyamaca.
I don’t think hardly if any drive up there to target carp.
Word on the street is that it isn't all that great of a carp lake.
They try this ploy every year
They are there though. It’s not fishing in a bucket like morena. They are up in all that grass. More of a challenge. Rangers say there is a steady patrol at the rental dock too.
Cuyamaca does not have a carp problem to necessitate their removal....but whatever generates interest I guess.
Might try hunting snipe while you’re up there too.
alfishes, just curious, what is it you disagree with?
Yep, they are all over the place this time of year. You have to be targeting them, though. No by-catch allowed.
Get some waders, a bow, and go when the water visibility is decent(rare but it is good sometimes). Saw ~20 just along lone pine a couple years back, they're also stacked up in the south end.
Not sure if I’m still prohibited from visiting Lake Cuyamaca. Years ago my father-in-law had a horse riding concession south of Cuyamaca. His hobby was hunting jack rabbits with his pack of greyhounds in the dry lake bottom portion of Cuyamaca. We would follow on horseback. It was lots of fun. One morning early we were running the dogs when they jumped a big buck and started chasing it. The buck headed towards the Girl Scout camp. We tried to head the dogs off but they were too fast. They ran the deer right through the camp. His horn hooked one of the guy ropes of a tent and all hell broke loose. Little girls screaming, pack of dogs running through the camp, followed my us on horseback. Total bedlam. When the ranger caught up to us we were told never to show our faces at Cuyamaca again.
I believe bow fishing is only allowed off a boat.
I've seen and know people who shoot them in the south end wading, and I see dead carp with arrow holes laying around the shoreline of the lake.