Both lakes are completely open and are fishing good although the trout are seeking refuge in deeper water when the sun is high, bright and hot. Be prepared to change flies often!!
Access to Luce is from the Hogan reservoir parking lot off County Road 7 RP. If the road is dry, access is no problem. If it has been raining or snowing, 4 wheel drive might be required. Water temps are in the low to mid-60’s.
Please make sure you fasten the gate to Luce Reservoir to prevent cattle from escaping. Also, there are still sightings of grizzly and black bears near these lakes. Pack bear spray and mosquito repellent.
These are the recommended flies to use. Scuds, Zebra midges, San Juan worms, damsel fly nymphs, Rickert’s Callibaetis nymphs, Callibaetis dries, emergers and spinner imitations, olive damsel fly nymphs, blue adult damsel dries, tan North Fork Specials, smaller bead-head Prince, pheasant tails, hare’s ears. Also, small balanced leech patterns, Rickert’s lake leeches and mid-sized streamers (#4-#12) We did see some hopper action over the weekend. Fun to fish those big flies and see the takes!!!
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