Reports for High Country

East and West Newton Lakes

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

The lower road into East Newton is open to launch your boat. There is also a new parking lot to access West Newton Lake. Both lakes are open. East Newton is catch and release, flies or lures only, NO BAIT! Fishing is fair to decent on East Newton. Water temps spiked into the mid-60’s to low 70’s due to high temps. Flies to use: Midges, Calibaetis mayflies and some 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... View Article

Luce and Hogan Lakes

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

  Both lakes are completely open and are fishing good although the trout are seeking refuge in deeper water when the sun is high, bright and hot. Be prepared to change flies often!! Access to Luce is from the Hogan reservoir parking lot off County Road 7 RP. If the road is dry, access is no problem. If it has been raining or snowing, 4 wheel drive might be required. Water temps are in the low to mid-60’s. Please make sure you fasten the gate to Luce Reservoir to prevent cattle from escaping. Also, there are still sightings of grizzly... View Article

Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

June 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 and damsel activity is occurring now that the waters are warming up. Wet flies, bead head nymphs and small leech patterns working best. Some dry action using Parachute Adams and adult damsel flies.