Real nice browns in there. They stock it with like 8,000? fry every year. If it were me, I'd throw something big and leechy with a fast sink or split shot. Or something meaty that resembles a small bass or perch.
Use your knowledge of structure, water temp, etc. to find the most likely spots. And try and get inside a brown's head. Even in ~40˚ water, browns will be browns.
They'll go 1-15. Just kidding. Sort of.
Give an area a go, and if there are no takers, move on. The fish will let you know if they're around . Oh, and strip your fly right to the boat, and watch for follows.
Went yesterday and fished from 11am to 230pm. Caught 2 14" Rainbows (site wouldn't let me upload photo)they had lots of energy and looked healthy. One Rainbow on Chironomid, #14 Snow Cone, fished at about 12ft, under indicator. The other on a leech pattern with a copper bead, copper chenille, flash and black marabou(don't remember name). Was slow trolling/stripping. There was a definite chironomid hatch and the fish were feeding close to surface. A lot of rises and swirls. I was going to go back out and fish to dark but couldn't get warmed back up. Very cold feet!
0/0 yesterday for me. I mostly threw buggers and leeches. Did some prospecting trolling a copper john too.
One other tube and a few boats out there. Didn't see or hear about any fish. I forgot my wool socks so I had to take several breaks in the truck to get feeling back in my feet. Finally took the fins off put my feet on the bar and rowed the rest of the day. Water was just a smidge above 40deg
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.