Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

September 23, 2021 9:00 am

Buggers, scuds and small midges are your best bet for now. Both lakes are fishing okay. Due to angling pressure, the upper lake has smaller cutthroat trout to be caught. The lower reservoir has larger trout – cutthroat, splake and tiger trout.

Midges, caddis, ants, beetles and smaller hopper patterns for dry fly fun. Leeches, bead-head nymphs and scuds in the weedy areas are also good bets when fishing either lake. These are probably the go-to flies now that water temps are dropping and insect activity is slowing down.  Some dry action using Parachute Adams, hoppers, ants, beetles and midge adult patterns.


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