View Full Version : Promontory trout camp trip
05-05-2012, 10:44 AM
3rd week in june or so, we're thinking about doing a promontory camp trip and we have some folks going with us already. We figured more the better so if any of you want to go give me a call and I can let you know our site # when I get the call from them with that info.
If you would like to book a site right next to ours I am likely going to reserve atleast 3 from the get go (more if I need to depending on interest) and you could get one of those. Get ahold of me soon as the sites are booking fast everywhere.
Heck most timothy sites are gone already for weekends but we're trying to get a few of those for August as well.
We'll do the usual fun group meals, lots of trout fishing and innertubing behind the boats, and have an awesome weekend.
Tent sites are $18, they dont specify if that is per night on the website, but I would assume so.
05-05-2012, 10:45 AM
If you want to teach your children to fish, Promontory Park is the place to come. Small Fry Lake, a one-acre lake within the park, was developed for the exclusive use of young anglers. Kids up to 17 years old can fish for their limit of two fish per day on Small Fry Lake.
Anglers of all ages can fish on the 350-acre North Fork Reservoir. In addition to fishing, Promontory Park has:
50 campsites, including 13 yomes
Restrooms and showers
Electric cooking facilities
Groceries, ice, cafe, fishing tackle, moorage and boat rentals are available at the concession store located at the downstream end of the park. A boat dock and launching area are next to the store.
For people with disabilities, the park has accessible restrooms, campsites and fishing areas.
There is no speed limit on the lower half of the reservoir, but the upper half has an enforced speed limit of 10 miles per hour.
05-05-2012, 11:18 AM
I might be able to make that work depending on when it is for sure. I'm already heading south the second week of June though. You say the 3rd week or so its still a little loose than?
05-05-2012, 11:20 AM
Waiting on them to call me with availability for fri-sunday stay. Depends how booked they are pretty much.
05-05-2012, 05:39 PM
This sounds like a blast! I grew up fishing North Fork Reservoir, and its a great place to catch trout and have a great time doing it. Also, I've assisted a younger angler fish at Small Fry Lake and its a great little pond to teach the youngsters the basics of fishing.
I'm not quite sure if I'll be able to make it with my internship schedule, but if not, I will definitely try to make it to the Timothy Lake campout this year!
05-25-2012, 03:26 PM
So they gave me 6/15-6/19.
That might be finals week for us....if it's the week before we (the four of us) might be up it before I head to Alaska....OR, it might just be me and the two kiddos and then the wife can relax solo. Will call you tomorrow after I know more.
06-17-2012, 05:52 PM
Extremely fun weekend!
Tyra outfished the crap out of me. On the first day as we were putting in this boat with 3 guys in it was headed off the water. Tyra ran to the car to make some sandwiches, and I was sitting at the end of the ramp waiting and rigging. One of the guys walked over and asked "heading out or coming in", and then told me they were flat hammering them with an old school bumble bee fly trolled behind their flasher. I thought "damn have those at home". I thanked him for the advice and started looking for something small and yellow/black. He walked back over and handed me one of his flies!
I tied it on Tyra's Lamiglas kokanee rod with a trusty old red bolo above it.
She enjoyed outfishing me to the tune or 7-8 to 1 regardless of what lure I put on. Bare worm, creature, egg, any color wedding ring with any bait, sling blade, you name it nothing could get me to catch up with that awesome Bumble bee fly that guy gave us!
A tiny red sling blade with a piece of worm was the second best lure.
Last day of fishing we found a spot that had such a rediculous school of fish that I just set up a slow drift and kill the kicker and you couldn't get a lure or bait to sink 20ft (50 ft of water) without having a fish on. We got bored of that pretty quick and went in for lunch and packed up camp to head home.
06-17-2012, 09:24 PM
Sounds like so much fun! Wish I could have been there...
I thought that bumble bee fly trick was "cutting edge" :D