We’ve had alot of unstable weather in the area since the last report, with Thunderstorms bubbling up most afternoons, fortunately most have been missing us and just skirting the lake.The weekend saw some severe storms and heavy rains. Fishing has remained pretty consistent despite these conditions, with some days tougher then others. Mayflies hatches have been good during these storms, but chironomid hatches have been a bit more inconsistent.
Saturday saw our first major hatch of Damselflies coming off, and in really good numbers.
Mixed reports coming in from our guests, with some just having incredible success, while other are just managing a fish here and there.
Trolling wedding bands have been consistent producers, as have trolling, the usual Lucky Bugs, and Hot Shots. Trolling wet fly patterns, like K Marts, Pumpkin-Heads and Blue Marroons, have been working for guests.
Casting and stripping Mayfly imitators like Half-Back patterns, have been a good option, esp. around the shallower rocky areas of the lake. Some bigger sized trout have fallen for Gomphus(dragonfly nymph) patterns as well.
Chrinomids in size 12 scud hook, have been the right size, dark patterns, like Moon-Light, Black silver or black red, are good choices. Tan Double dips, ASB – red rib, and Chameleon patterns are working good as well, same size.
Mom helping reel the big one in!
The results: A nice limit of rainbows!.