Reports for High Country

Luce and Hogan Lakes

September 9, 2020 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hogan and Luce have been fishing fair to good due to water temps. Water temps are in the high 60’s. We – and the trout – could use a serious break from the heat!! Access to Luce is from the Hogan reservoir parking lot. If the road is dry, access is no problem. If it has been raining, 4 wheel drive might required. Sight casting on Luce has been productive. During the heat of the day, go wet with small leech patterns or bead headed soft hackled hare’s ears, pheasant tails, Prince nymphs and damsel fly nymphs. Please make sure... View Article

Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

September 9, 2020 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Leech patterns are very effective. Bead head nymphs stripped or slow trolled behind a kickboat or float tube also work well. Scuds best if fishing the bottom near the shoreline. Hopper action has been good when fishing the shoreline from a boat or walking. Upper Sunshine now. Upper Sunshine is mostly stocked cutthroat. Fishing pressure is the reason for the diminished size. The trout are also taking Callibaetis and Adams parachutes,  ants, beetles and elk hair caddis. Fish damsel nymphs, soft hackled bloody Mary’s and midge pupae for best results on Upper Sushine. Hoppers, ants and beetles are also working... View Article

East and West Newton Lakes

September 9, 2020 1:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The East Lake and West Lakes are fishing fair. Water temps in the high 60’s on the both lakes now. East Newton is fishing fair except early morning or late in the evening. Trout numbers – rainbows, browns, tiger trout and splake – are down and the size of the lake has doubled which spreads out the trout. Access and parking is limited to the SW corner of the former parking lot. West Lake is also much more full compared to past years. Cutthroat are the only species of trout in the lake. Non native goldfish have been introduced into... View Article