Reports for High Country

Monster Lake

July 10, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It is caddis 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, Callibaetis emergers and dries and chironomid pupa well along the banks.  Streamers in deep water. The large lake caddis are beginning to emerge. Cool temps have retarded that hatch for the weekend. Hoppers are also beginning to grab the trout’s attention. Water temps are in the low 60’s by mid-afternoon. Six weight and heavier... View Article

Luce and Hogan Lakes

July 10, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Luce and Hogan have been fishing well. 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.  

East and West Newton Lakes

June 28, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For the first time in three decades, the West Lake is full and over flowing into the East Lake! The trout seem to be responding better than ever to the hatches occurring thanks to colder water temps – damsels, Callibaetis and midges. Ants, beetles and smaller hoppers are also showing themselves. It’s a smorgasbord at East and West Newton now! Water temps are in the low 60’s in East  and West Newton Flies:  Buggers and leeches of various colors.  Chironimids (midges),  Ice cream cones, pheasant tails, hares ear, bow-tie midges (a great in the film emerger!), Griffiths gnat, FRM red or black,... View Article

Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

June 28, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Water temps are in the high 50’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 midge pupae patterns, size 8 and smaller bead head nymphs (hares ears, PT’s, NF specials) and also streamers for the Yellowstone cutthroat. Some dry action on parachute Adams, small Trudes and elk hair caddis. Streamers are best fished with a... View Article