Bite is Sporadic

Tom Loe

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The bite has become sporadic with slow fishing while still water nymphing at times. If you get a few and the bite dies, relocate. Locating a weed free, mud bottom is crucial this time of year. Hilton has some nice browns. The north end is a good call off Six Bays and N. Landing in 15-17 feet. Sandy Pt. has concentrations in 14-20 feet. Look for concentrations of fish in transitional areas of the lake during periods like this. Trout will migrate where deep water butts up against submerged points; or drop-offs. Hilton Bay, Alligator Pt., Sandy Pt., & Six Bays have the dynamics that will gravitate trout to these areas. Aquatic weeds are now present in 14 feet in some areas, & this trend will intensify as the days lengthen. Locating mud & clay bottom is key to consistent fishing. 14-20 feet will be the norm until the lake begins turning over & the fish move towards the inlets and channel up. Rig up using gillies, broken back gillies, or crystal midge pupa patterns for your upper flies on a tandem rig. Midge larva patterns such as crystal tiger and zebra midges fished less than a foot off the mud will get your “Under-Cator” to plunge. Take advantage of the chop caused by wind, & tie on an articulated pattern like a broken back tiger/zebra midge. The up and down motion of your indicator animates the flies below, and makes them look more realistic. Grabs can be more aggressive using flies that wiggle. The lake continues to drop slowly; but remains at a good level for this time of year.

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