Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

July 29, 2019 9:00 am

Water temps are in the low 60’s now on the surface. Both lakes are FULL.  The trout are cruising the edges of upper Sunshine. Fish finders are marking trout in the 10-20 foot depths at Lower Sunshine. Leeches, baby crayfish and streamer patterns are taking splake, Yellowstone cutthroat and tiger trout in the lower lake.

The upper lake has been fishing great using damsels, ant, beetle and small hopper patterns, smaller bead head nymphs (hares ears, PT’s, NF specials). Streamers work well too. Streamers are best fished with a sink-tip, intermediate or full sink fly lines. Your choice. Same for the crayfish patterns.

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