The trout have been taking leech patterns, Callibaetis emergers and dries and chironomid pupa along the banks. Streamers in deep water. Hoppers are also beginning to grab the trout’s attention. Water temps are in the low 60’s now. 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 trip. Flies: Ice cream cones, Wade’s Bow-Tie Midge, Zebra Midges, Scuds, Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, Red Copper Johns, and small San Juan or wire worms. Dries – Light... View Article
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Luce and Hogan have been fishing well. The fishing is getting better every day as we see warmer ambient and water temps and more sunshine. 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 from Logan picnic area. Flies: Buggers and leeches of various colors. Chironimids, Ice cream cones, pheasant tails, hares ear, bow-tie midges, Griffiths gnat, back swimmers, FRM midges, ants, beetles and small hoppers.
For the first time in three decades, the West Lake is flowing into the East Lake! Both lakes are full and the trout seem to be responding better than ever to the hatches occurring – 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 have dropped back into the high 50’s as West Newton has begun flowing into East 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... View Article
Water temps are in the mid 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. Streamers are best fished with a sink-tip, intermediate or full sink fly lines. Your choice. Same for the... View Article