It is Hopper Time! This is the time to take advantage of some very good dry fly action at Monster Lake!! Book your days through North Fork Anglers and SAVE $75 per rod fee for Self Guided fly fishing. The trout have also been taking leech patterns and chironomid pupae along the banks. Streamers advised in deep water. Water temps are in the high 60’s. Six weight and heavier fly rods are mandatory, as are leader and tippet – 3x or heavier! Barbless hooks. Contact North Fork Anglers (307-527-7274) or Mike Arnold (231-343-7303) for information on Monster Lake and to book a guided... View Article
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Luce and Hogan have been fishing well. Lake temps are getting in the danger zone for safe catch and release. There is a new boat launch and campsites at Hogan if your wanting to spend more time at these two lakes. Hogan is on the road, Luce is a 1/4 mile hike south from the Logan picnic area. Flies: Buggers and leeches of various colors. Chironimids, Ice cream cones, pheasant tails, hares ear, bow-tie midges, Griffiths gnat, damsel nymphs, back swimmers, FRM midges, parachute Adams, ants, adult damsels, beetles and small hoppers.
Temps are at the critical stage – 73 degrees on the surface! – at East Newton Lake. Damsels, smaller Callibaetis, ants, beetles and smaller hoppers are working on top. It’s a smorgasbord at East and West Newton now! Midge pupae, damsel nymphs, scuds and leeches working below the surface. Make sure you revive any fish caught before releasing. In fact, fish other lakes where water temps are not critical.
Water temps are in the low 60’s now on the surface. Both lakes are FULL. The trout are cruising the edges of upper Sunshine. Fish finders are marking trout in the 10-20 foot depths at Lower Sunshine. Leeches, baby crayfish and streamer patterns are taking splake, Yellowstone cutthroat and tiger trout in the lower lake. The upper lake has been fishing great using damsels, ant, beetle and small hopper patterns, 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. Same for the crayfish patterns.