Davis lake is seeing good fishing right now and some anglers claim that trolling is "red hot"

Mike Curtis

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Lake is high and many fish are being caught in the shallows by fly anglers using midges and attracter patters. We have gotten some "red hot" reports from trollers. There are some mid morning midge hatches when the sun is out and the wind reasonably calm. Also some midge hatches in the early afternoon on the north end of the lake.

Floating and intermediate lines are working the best with some anglers using indicators with midges below and others sticking to general attractor pattern. You can't go wrong with a Jay Fair Wiggle Tail and a midge larvae trailer fished VERY SLOW unless the fish are near the surface; vary your retrieve until you find the one the fish prefer most.

Special note:
Both Grasshopper and Grizzly campgrounds will not open this year leaving only Lightning Tree (a self contained campground only) and the Grizzly Store campground. There is some rough camping allowed on the West side in some spots, but a lot of people will be without campsites if they just show up. On a good note: this will reduce the lake traffic considerably.


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