Fishing Reports

2 reports total
Hosmer Lake - July 25th, 2006
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 87 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
  Hosmer Lake has been fishing pretty well with lots of Damsel activity. Damsel nymphs fished on a slow sink line in the channel has produced both Atlantic salmon and Brook trout. The Atlantics have been a little on the small side, but there are some big brook trout caught. If you make your way out to the back lake through the channel, you will find more Brook trout. Fishing a dry Damsel pattern has been off and on, but when it’s on it’s a lot of fun. Make sure you have a couple dries in your box if you go. Look for fish cruising along the reed line looking to pick off adult Damsels.

  Callibaetis are still popping, and when there not on the dry try a Poxyback Callibaetis nymph emerger on a slow sinking line with slow strips.

  The Traveling Sedge, the big caddis that hatches just before dark has not come off in good numbers yet, but should be starting soon.


  The Patient Angler

  Peter J. Bowers

Hosmer Lake - June 18th, 2006
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 69 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Hosmer Lake is full to the brim with water and the front lake is a little off color. The channel between the front and back lake is much clearer and is providing some pretty good fishing for atlantics and brook trout. I saw one brook trout that was over 5 pounds crossing the channel. Small dark midges fished on an intermediate sink line or sink tip with small short strips has been productive. Callibaetis have started to hatch in the middle of the day, so be prepared to fish the nymph, emerger and dry Callibaetis patterns. We’ve got a great emerger pattern in the shop called the Almost Dun that was very productive last year.


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