Reports for High Country

Luce and Hogan Lakes

July 27, 2020 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hogan and Luce have been fishing well. Water temps are in the 60’s. 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 you fasten the gate to Luce Reservoir to prevent cattle from escaping. Also, there have been sightings of grizzly bears on... View Article

Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

July 27, 2020 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Leech patterns are very effective this time of year. 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. Damselflies are out on Upper Sunshine now. Upper Sunshine is mostly small stocked cutthroat. Fishing pressure is the reason for the diminished size. Fish damsel nymphs, soft hackled bloody Mary’s and midge pupae for best results on Upper Sushine. Hoppers, ants and beetles are also working on top. Some imitations that do well for dry fly anglers – Ho candy yellow, Joe’s hopper, chubby chuck gold,... View Article

East and West Newton Lakes

July 27, 2020 1:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The East Lake and West Lakes are fishing okay, not any better than that due to both lakes being more full than seen in decades. Water temps in the high 60’s on the East Lake. 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... View Article