McBrian's Lake, you just follow Golden Grove Road to Upper Golden Grove, until you see a dirt road on the right hand side called "Sands Road", drive down the dirt road and you'll see plenty of open space on the right hand side.
I live on Hunter Lake, and it's really all private.
1st Lake you can fish from many places. Travel Loch Lomand Road, and before the Barnesville / St. Martin's split, you'll see a bridge. Park at the little dirt spot, on the left hand side, and you'll see trails. Follow those, to plenty of spots. You can also go down the Barnesville road (off of Loch Lomand Road), and you'll see open places to fish there aswell. Another good spot, is to drive until you reach "Baxter's Corner Store', just after the store (immediately), you will see a road called 'Sands Road', (this is the other side of McBrian's Sands Road, but the two no longer connect, washed out), and you can fish all along there.
2nd Lake, follow Barnesville Road until you see "2nd Lake Road" on the left hand side. Turn down 2nd lake road, you'll see plenty of open space on the left hand side, shortly after turning down the road.
For 3rd Lake, you can turn down 2nd Lake road, then on the right hand side, you'll see "3rd Lake Road". Drive down 3rd Lake Road, until you reach some small, open areas on the Right Hand side.
I have lived on 3rd Lake, Douglas Lake & now Hunter Lake. Any more questions, or for more detailed directions. Feel free to ask.
Well, it all depends. Are you fishing from boat? (Trolling, etc..)
I normally just fish worm (bottom fish).
I have caught a 14 inch brown & a 18.5" brown on a Rapala lure from the dock this year. Unsure of the lures actual name, but it is around 2 inches, and looks like a perch. I just toss it out and retrieve. I switch up the speed after a few casts, until the fish see a speed they like.
1st/2nd Lake are quite large. So, if you do use Rapala's or fly fish, I'm not sure how lucky you'd get. It may take a ton of casts.
the catch is mostly trout's, either browns or speckies, with some land lochs, hybred land loch's and yellow perch thrown in too. check the regs, these lakes have special rules becues of the hybreds.
i use rapalas and other minnow biats in the loch lomand lakes with good success, floaters or suspending. also the standard spinner and worm work well, as does bottom fishing, which is what most shore fishers do there. don't miss little river resevoir too. as irvine mentioned, not the easiest place to fly fish, but if you wade a bite it shouldn't be a problem. the dam or near it at the end of robertson might be an idea too.
a little wackey worm presentation is working with soft plastics at the bridge between 1st and roberston. think yellow.
Yeah. I do a lot of fishing in the Loch Lomond area. As, I have lived on 3rd Lake, Douglas Lake and now Hunter Lake. So I have fished all of the lakes near by and along the way, pretty much.
The biggest fish i'd say come from 1St Lake. Providing you have the patience to catch them, from shore anyways. Trolling is likely much quicker and less patience.
Though, I have caught some really nice fish out of most of the Loch Lomond area lakes. Hunter, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, McBrian's, Douglas, Little River, Treadwell, Loch Lomond Rez, etc... the list goes on. lol.
I must say, that system (Loch Lomond System), has a lot of nice trout fishing. Ranging from brookies/specks, to big browns and lake trout. Not to mention some nice landlock salmon in 1st lake. The fishing is wonderful!