Current Lake Conditions:
Iron Canyon rainbows and browns will eat San Juan worms, #14-18 Pseudo Mays, Skips Nymph, Blood Geyser Midges. There are plenty of fish in this big reservoir hidden away near Big Bend and the Pit River. Clouser Minnows stripped on a Deep-7 will work! Best fished from a motorized boat, but an angler in a float tube can do well! If the fishing is tough on Iron Canyon, head on over to the Pit River that runs through the town of Big Bend, CA.
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The Fly Shop's ® Tips:
You can attack this lake either one of two ways, Indicator and nymphs or sinking lines and streamers. The midge hatches are usually strong and fishing a Blood Midge with a Black Midge Pupa dropper is deadly. For those who want to cast and retrieve flies, Leeches and Bugger style flies work great. Clouser Minnows are a fantastic fly on Iron Canyon! Fishing a #16 BH PT Nymph on the end of a tapered leader attached to a floating line is an all time best way to find fish here. Once flies are cast, use a very slow retrieve, just move the line enough to stay tight to the fly and feel the thuds of the take!
The nearby town of Big Bend has many geothermal hot springs nearby. Some of the hot wells are used to heat the local School, public swimming pool and a green house. Hmmm. Don't hesitate to stop by the local grocery store, gas station called the Pit Stop.
â€¢ Scum Dun Callibaetis #14
â€¢ D&D Cripple Callibaetis #16
â€¢ San Juan Worm Fire #8-14
â€¢ Zebra Midge #16-20
â€¢ Micro Mayfly #14-18
â€¢ Blood Geyser Midge Red #10-16
â€¢ GB Half Flashback PT #16-20
â€¢ Fox's Callibeeotis #14
â€¢ Freshwater Clouser Olive/White
â€¢ Lite Bright Bugger
â€¢ Zack's Zugger Yellow/Brown
Current River Conditions: River flows are holding at 8,200 CFS. The fishing has been fair at times, then great! !......