This will go down as the year where the fish never really got into a real solid concentration in any give area. With the water remaining so high for most of the season, the fish remained spread out through the lake. You can catch them in a few feet out to the 20 foot depth and beyond. They can be found over the mud, over the weeds, in the channel, and even over the flooded grass. The water is now starting to drop rapidly with the increase in flows below in the Owens Valley. This will begin to expose the bulk of the weed beds and open up more shoreline in places like Six Bays, Sandy Point, and Green Banks. These are all great spots for fall fishing, and there is plenty of food living in the weed beds. Assassins, midges, and perch fry are still holding strong fished under an indicator. The windy days can be great along the weeds and in the channels. It is a mixed bag catch currently, with fish ranging from 6” – 24”. Brown trout, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout are all in the mix. Slow pulling our assassin and perch fry patterns have been good too!
Best Flies: Parallel Assassin Dark and Light – 16; Assassin Dark and Light – 16; Parallel Punk Perch Dark and Light – 14, 16; Broken Back Dark Zebra Midge- 16; Crystal Tiger Midge Long -18; Broken Back Copper Tiger Midge – 18; Crystal Copper Tiger Midge – 18; Crystal Midge Pupa Black – 20; Crystal Caddis Larva Olive Copper – 18; Punk Perch Dark and Light – 14, 16; Damsel Nymph Dark and Light; Flashback Pheasant Tail Tungsten Black Head – 14, 16, 18.