East Lake fishing has been great. The cool nights have helped to spread out trout activity. Trout have been cruising right around the banks. The callibaetis seem to be hatching mostly around the afternoon. They are mostly size 18 or smaller and the fish have been very selective, specifically with the surface flies. We are still seeing success with terrestrials near the banks; however, this will start to taper off as we move into fall. For nymphing, callibaetis nymphs are the ticket in waters that are around 8 feet deep or shallower. Chironomids and balanced leeches are the best flies for fishing deeper than 10 feet. Don’t forget about dark assassins and midges, these have great potential just about anywhere. Fishing a small callibaetis nymph with an intermediate line can work well, maybe tie on a leech and a callibaetis so you can fish both at the same time. Fishing with streamers will continue to get more and more productive as we move into fall. It looks like fall weather is on its way which can bring on some great opportunities for finding big browns in the Newberry Caldera.
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