East Lake is looking good. Some much-needed rain helped cool water temperatures down which has helped the fish. The not-so-great news is that launching most boats is not possible due to low water levels. Dry fly fishing has been good. Callibaetis in the mornings and afternoons, and terrestrials everywhere in between. Spent damsels can see some attention as well. Nymphing has been good. Getting your rig down deeper than ten feet is a good idea. Dark assassins, chironomids, balanced leeches, and callibaetis are all good choices. Now that the water has cooled, you can probably fish some damselfly nymphs in water less than ten feet. Make sure you double-check water temperatures before you do this. Streamers on a deep sinking line will start to get more and more attention as we get closer to fall. A cool wet end to the summer would be such an excellent treat. Unfortunately, rainfall will not significantly improve the water levels at East Lake. We need snow and lots of it.
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