East Lake Fishing Report

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One of the best dry fly days I’ll probably see this year. 

So let’s start with the East Lake Report. First off, there is a big algae bloom. It’ll be a week or 2 for it to go away and may get worse before it gets better. Water temps are perfect in the low 60’s. Callibaetis all 3 of the days I was on the lake were between 10 and 1. Some days early in the week were tough fishing. Not awful, but hard work to get fish. 
Besides Callibaetis the Ant and Beetle fishing is a good bet. On the bottom a chironomid rig under an indicator is good too. I’ve recently had best success on a darker chromie pattern, but a red ice cream cone was responsible for a few nice browns this week too. One thing that has not been hot for me (yet) is wind drifting. I sometimes make a living on that method, drifting either a Hover or more likely an Intermediate or Type 3 full sink with at least 2, maybe 3 trailing nymphs (my favorites are a flashback PT and a poxyback Callibaetis) but it has sucked. How about any of you? Any success wind drifting?

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