YOU CAN NO LONGER PUT BOATS IN AT East Lake. Although fishing has been decnet and it’s likely to improve. Rain and storms will help mix up the water and decrease surface temperatures. The wind from storms can also knock lots of terrestrials into the water. Surface action will likely be pretty good, especially compared to the past couple of weeks. As mentioned, terrestrials are always good to have around. Callibaetis hatches have been getting decent. Cloud cover can often cause some of the larger-sized callibaetis to emerge, but choppy water shuts down the hatch. Subsurface action is still mainly going to come from deep water. Chironomids and balanced leeches are working well. Callibaetis can receive some attention in deep water; however, damselfly can callibaetis nymphs are often present in the shallow water that is currently a bit too warm. Don’t forget about dark assassins, they’re a killer bug. Streamers can work well if you’re after a tug from a big brown. A deep sinking line is really nice to have. It would be excellent if precipitation continues to hit the region, it will help the fishing and decrease the risk of wildfires. This time of year, I get really tired of seeing bluebird skies all the time and I start to daydream about fishing in the snow.
Suggested Flies: Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-18, Dark Assassin #14-18, Bird’s Nest Or Black Depth Charge #14-18, Red or Black Zebra Midge #16-18, Black or Red Chironocone #14-18, Poxyback Callibaetis #16-18, Feather Duster Callibaetis #16-18, Flashback PT #14-18, Red or Black Yankee Buzzer #14, Bruised Balanced Leech #10-14, Ruby Leech #10-12, Black Wooly Bugger #10-12, Olive Wooly Bugger #10-12, Black or Rust Slump Buster #10-12, Thin Mint #10-12, Olive or Black BH Mini Leech #12, Balanced Damsel #14, Dainty Damsel #14, Scotts Damsel #14