Current Lake Conditions:
By mid day we have had a few BWOs and baetis coming off the water. The fat rainbows of Lewiston Lake will eat nymphs suspended, swung or stripped. The lake level is high, perfect for finding cruising rainbows, sipping on mayflies, along the edges of the lake mid day. Best results can be found fishing the current near where is starts to slow down and become lake-like. Fishing streamers and leeches on a RIO Deep 7 should get you into some of the more aggressive rainbows that this lake is famous for! Lewiston is really like a spring creek, with a constant current moving down from Trinity Dam. From Lewiston Lake flows the Trinity River.
You should have a selection of fly lines when fishing this lake. We recommend floating line for indicators and dry flies, RIO's AquaLux Intermediate Sink Fly Line for swinging and stripping flies at middle depths, and RIO's Deep 7 Full Sink Line for fishing streamers and leeches deep and fast.
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.
â€¢ Hackle Stacker BWO #18
â€¢ Parachute Adams #14-18
â€¢ Frostbite #18
â€¢ Serendipity #20
â€¢ Chromies #18-20
â€¢ Mercer's Micro May Black #18
â€¢ Sparkle Scuds #14-16
â€¢ Hunchback Scuds #16
â€¢ Zebra Midges (Any) #18-20
â€¢ Mercer's Gidget
â€¢ Zack's Swimming Leech
â€¢ Zack's Damseleech Orng/Olive