Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

May 25, 2020 9:00 am

Both Sunshine Reservoirs are open now. It is time to think spring fishing!

Leech patterns are very effective when the ice leaves these lakes in the spring. Bead head nymphs stripped or slow trolled behind a kickboat or float tube also work well. Scuds if fishing the bottom are good. Midges will be out, but the cutthroat have their minds on spawning now, so don’t expect much in the way of top water dry fly or emerger action.

On lower Sunshine, larger streamers are effective on the splake and tiger trout in the lake. In shallower water, leeches, scuds, bead-headed nymphs, zebra midges, bow-tie midges and wire worms work well.


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