Fishing Has Been Very Good

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions:  Good

ATTENTION: The outflow is still summer normal so the lake is dropping about 2" per day. Good news is they seem to be doing their fall drop in water releases.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good-Very Good

The smoke situation has gotten better but we are still having some bad days. Fishing is still very good, lots of small fish with plenty of big fish mixed in. The perch are still producing for people stripping streamers but hanging it under an indicator has not been as effective.Remember that unless you are ready to immediately cast to a boil there's no point in worrying about it, those fish are flushing Perch fry off the bottom and then going right back down. When midging I haven't seen that any one color is working better than others but I have done well with larger flies on the bottom smaller above. For the bottom fly I've been using red early and black later.McGee Bay has picked back up but the fish seemed to have moved further east. The north end has picked back up and everywhere it seems 6-16 feet is best . Big and Little Hilton have had their moments as well as Crooked Creek. The damsels and callibaetis are just about finished.

Recommended Flies

Dries: Horny Damsel #10

Nymphs: Shaft Emerger #14-16 | Albino Baron #14-16 | G/B Opti Tiger #16-18 | Optimidge Olive/Dun #16-18 | Double Bead Zebra slvr/blk small | B.H.Chiron Blood #14-16 | V Rib Red #14-16

Streamers: Crystal Bugger Black #8 | Marabou Leech Burgundy or Brown #12 | Punk Perch #14-16 | Baby Fat Minnow #6

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, October 1st
Hot Creek: There are Still a Few PMDs Around
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Water Temps Are Dropping Fast
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, September 25th


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