Anglers fishing midge patterns are doing best on Lewiston Lake

The Fly Shop

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Current Lake Conditions:
Flies like #18-22 Zebra Midges, #20 Serendipity, Gidget, #18 Frostbite are good choices at this time of year as mayfly hatches slow down to little or nil. Lewiston Lake is a great plan "B" choice if you find yourself fishing the Trinity River. The waters of the Trinity come out of Lewiston Lake via Lewiston Dam.

The Trinity River Fish Hatchery is located at the foot of Lewiston Dam. A visit here is very educational and the numbers of steelhead and salmon climbing the steps into the hatchery is really impressive.

The Fly Shop's  Tips:
You can't go too small. Can you? When using indicators, the takes can be difficult to see and detect, and then the takes can be electric. Successful indicator anglers keep the flies in the water, all the way to the backing, then low and slow retrieve. Sink tip fly lines allow anglers to retrieve leeches, buggers and small nymphs fast or slow. This lake is best fished from a motorized boat, pram or pontoon boat. Float tubes are fine if you are okay with walking back up to the parking lot after the slow current of Lewiston pushes you to the southern end of the lake.



• Parachute Adams #14-18
• Air Flow Cut Wing Callibaetis
• D&D Cripple Callibaetis
• Fox's Scum Duns
• Black Flying Ant #14
• Carpenter Ant #12

• Frostbite #18
• Serendipity #20
• Chromies #18-20
• Mercer's Micro May Black #18
• Sparkle Scuds #14-16
• Hunchback Scuds #16
• Zebra Midges (Any) #18-20
• Mercer's Gidget

• Zack's Damseleech Orng/Olive
• Zack's Swimming Leech


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