GOOD NEWS — THE GAME AND FISH, TROUT UNLIMITED, CODY ANGLERS GROUP AND THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION ARE INSTALLING A PARKING LOT TODAY! Going forward, there will be more room and fewer conflicts at both lakes.
Now the bad news. The East and West Lakes are fishing fair.
East Newton is fishing fair early morning or late in the evening. Trout numbers – rainbows, browns, tiger trout and splake – are down and the size of the lake has doubled which spreads out the trout. Anglers have been harvesting the larger fish. Game Wardens have been scarce and the Bubba’s are taking advantage of this, unfortunately.
The West Lake is fishing fair to good. Fish the trees and shoreline structure where the trout seem to be holding. A float tube, small pontoon boat or larger is better to fish from than wading the edges due to water levels. Midges are active on both lakes. Ants, beetles and hoppers are the terrestrial insects on the lake.
Flies: Buggers, ice cream cones, Chironomid pupae and larvae, Clouser minnows, scuds, Wade’s black North Fork special, wire worms, damsel nymphs, light Cahills, parachute Adams, tan sparkle caddis, Wade’s bow-tie midge and adult damsels. Trina’s ant, Wades’ horror, magic beetle and Joe’s hopper for terrestrial imitations.
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