Reports for High Country

East and West Newton Lakes

August 23, 2021 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

East Newton is catch and release, flies or lures only, NO BAIT! Fishing is fair to decent on East Newton. Water temps have dropped recently due to cold weather and lots of rain. The trout are enjoying a break from hot water temps. Anglers will enjoy the refreshing change of trout attitude. Flies to use: Midges, Calibaetis mayflies, caddis and damsel flies are hatching. Trout have been responding to parachute Adams, Rickert’s Calibaetis nymphs, Calibaetis sparkle dun, damsel fly nymphs, blue damsel dries, Hare’s ears, Pheasant tail nymphs, bow-tie midges, Calibaetis spinners and dark bodied smoke jumpers, woolly buggers, seal... View Article

Luce and Hogan Lakes

August 23, 2021 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  Both lakes are fishing fair to good, although the trout are seeking refuge in deeper water when the sun is high, bright and hot. Be prepared to change flies often!! Water temps are in the low 60’s now thanks to the cold, rainy weather last week. PLEASE – – Land the trout quick, keep them in a net and in the water so they can recover quickly before releasing back in the lakes. We apologize for not updating our fishing report pages since mid-July. Without making a lot of excuses, it is because North Fork Anglers has had one... View Article

Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

August 23, 2021 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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. Calibaetis mayflies, midges, caddis and damsel activity are hatching. Leeches and scuds in the weedy areas are also good bets when fishing either lake. Hoppers, ants and beetles are scoring some trout that are cruising the shorelines where the latter insects tend to land in the lakes. Wet flies, bead head nymphs and small leech patterns working best.... View Article