Luce and Hogan have been fishing well. However, lake temps are dropping fast due to cold fronts and the shorter days and longer nights. Midges are active on the surface midday. Lake levels are good. Some shore ice on the south side of Hogan and Luce. Hogan is on the road near the camp and picnic area, Luce is a 1/4 mile hike south from the Hogan picnic area. Both lakes have a public bathroom. Flies: Small to medium sized streamers and leeches of various colors. Size 14 and smaller Chironimids larvae or pupae, pheasant tails, hares ear, bow-tie midges and Griffith’s gnats. If... View Article
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The East Lake thawed out last week and is still open and only ice bound along the south and west shoreline. The West Lake never froze. Both lakes are filled to the brim with water and clear. Temps are now in the mid 30’s to low 40’s at East and West Newton Lake. We have a warm up period in the forecast, which might improve action, particularly later in the day at these two popular lakes. Midge pupae, scuds, leeches and small to medium sized streamers are producing well below the surface. Very little surface action now. If there is... View Article
There are few days or weeks left to fish open water on both Sunshine impoundments. Take advantage of the days left! Leeches, baby crayfish and streamer patterns are working for the splake, Yellowstone cutthroat and tiger trout in the lower lake. The upper lake has been fishing great if using 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.