went up to leech and the gate was closed. any info on it? any hotline available? wash-lakes.com didnt have anything and said it was open year round. when it opens any good flies you had good luck with. please share, most appreciated.
I was up there on Sunday and the gate was open. I fished from 8 - 1 with 8 EB brought to hand between 8-13". The wind was blowing and it kept the surface roiled, so I stayed down deep (relatively speaking). I had most of my luck on a #10 black Marbou Leech fished on a clear intermediate line. The longer I let the fly sink, the higher the results. Keep it moving slow. There were some midges hatching throughout the day and I didn't see any damsels yet, but then again the ice has only been off for about 2 weeks.
There were six other boats on the water and a few were getting some action, although I never did stop to ask the technique being used. It did appear that the guys catching fish were all using some sort of sinking line.
I went up there in oct of last year and got a couple on Brown caddis. I am thinking about heading up within the next week or so and see what I can do. (I was just wondering earlier today if it was iced off, then I read this...wierd)Do you guys fish dog lake ever? never tried it but heard the rockslide bank can be good-plus it is closer to Yakima, where I am from. Theres my 2 cents. - Trevor :BIGSMILE