I just got back late last night. My wife and I are heading there again this weekend; not because it was that great, but my wife wants to. I really don't have the time to do the kind of "story" post I want to and will when we return. Fishing is pretty slow. There were, as always, several anglers. Most caught one, a few caught a few, and two guys caught several. All who venture to Grimes should know several things. It is located next door to BFE, there is no camping at Grimes (private land owner), no drinking water, no shade, and lots of wind! Grimes offers limited windows of opportunity; fish it before 10:00am, because that's when the wind comes, if isn't already there from the night before, and any time after that when the wind stops. Don't fish past either cliff on left and right of fist part of lake after channel. Last year my wife and I had to call 911; a couple had ventured past the cliffs and the wind blew them to the other side. We have heard stories of people like this year after year. Rattle snakes guard Grimes like Hammerheads around a shipwreck, so beware. Grimes is not for everyone, especially children, dogs, and people who like amenities, other than a portapotty (provided by my wife's uncle's fly fishing club). I took pictures, which I will give to Chris to post. The Lahaunton (most likely spelled wrong) Cutts get big, but are lethargic. I am not trying to keep anyone away, but rather warn; my wife and I's opinion is fish it at least once! Then you make the call.
Quickly, yeah right, fish are cruising the shore areas (still in pairs) this time of year. Chironimids fishing well now, mayflies started, but wind quickly popped our bubble. I caught a few each day, but had to put the time in and fight...yes, wind! It is, as always my favorite. On a related side note, we fished Lenice, and it is hopping, people and big rainbows (one about 6lbs.); we didn't make it to Dry Falls, but hear it is "on" right now, too. I will write about Grimes more next week. FYI- Jameson Resort has no drinking water due to bacteria, so don't forget to bring some. I hope this helps those who have never been to Grimes. -glen