Here's the latest Collins Lake report from Kathy Hess:
Most of the trout limits are taken from boats now since the surface temperature reached 70 degrees this week. Trollers are down 20' with downriggers or three colors with monofilament line. Frank & Maggie Bradley trolled the entire lake and caught 10 trout using flashers and nightcrawlers.
Fred Libby and grandson Cody trolled with spinners around 22? down and caught a couple of trout, one was almost three pounds. It was De Ja Vu for Cody who hadn’t fished with Grandpa since he was a little guy!! Paul Lowe brought up a nice stringer, his big one was a 4 lb. 4 oz. Rainbow. Paul fished with Powerbait near the bridge. Tammy & Larry of Lincoln caught 9 trout by the dam or along the east shore on Needlefish.