Fishing Reports

3 reports total
East Lake - July 20th, 2006
  • Recorded:
  • Hot
  • 94 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
The fishing at East Lake has slowed down a little during the heat of the day, and it’s not going to get any cooler any time soon. When it slows down in the middle of the day, switch to a sinking line and drag a small green Crane Bugger slowly across the bottom. I like to fish along the drop offs, on the edge where you can’t see the bottom anymore. Wind drift or troll along the drop offs with a type 3 or 4 sinking line and a 10FT 4X leader. Start with 35 feet of line out, and then let three more feet of line out every couple of minutes until you find the bottom. Make sure in you hang-up on the bottom to check your fly for weeds.

  If you fish until dark look for fish rising to a small black caddis, most of the time around the edge of the lake where you can find a little deeper water.

  There is still some pretty good Callibaetis fishing, but it’s been a little sporadic. Make sure you have the nymph as well as a dry pattern in your box.


The Patient Angler

Peter J. Bowers

East Lake - July 1st, 2006
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
East Lake still remains the lake of choice, for fly anglers this weekend. Friday was a great day, with lots of action for everybody on the water. The Callibaetis dry patterns have been the most productive, in size #12 and #14.

   There is also a pretty good ant population hitting the water between the first campground and the big boat ramp. The ants are black and hard to see on the water, but when you see rises and you can’t see what the fish are eating, try an ant pattern. We have a couple different ant patterns in stock.

The Patient Angler

Peter J. Bowers

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East Lake - June 28th, 2006
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
East Lake has warmed up enough that the Callibaetis emergence is getting stronger by the day. The Callibaetis is a mayfly that hatches during the summer months. It starts as a small nymph that can be fished on a slow sinking line, while slow trolling or retrieved with slow 4 inch strips. There are specific imitations of the nymph like the Epoxy Back callibaetis Nymph Emerger, but sometimes a thin Hairs Ear or Pheasant Tail nymph will work. The most fun is fishing the dry on top, which has started to get good in the last few days. We have a Callibaetis Thorax pattern in stock, that I have custom tied that works very well when the hatch is on. The best dry fishing in the last couple of days has been in the afternoon. As the season rolls on, you will see a mid-mourning and a mid-afternoon hatch. In the morning hours you can expect to see a Callibaetis Spinner fall as well as females returning to lay their eggs. You can tell when the fish are taking spinners, because the rise will be soft and leave a bubble in the middle.

  If things ever get slow, fish a small green Crane Bugger close to the bottom.


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Peter J Bowers

The Patient Angler


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