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East Lake Update

East Lake Update

Fishing on East has been good, with pretty consistent Callibaetis hatches and some Chironomid activity accounting for much of the feeding activity. The best opportunities to fish dries will be from midday through the afternoon, which is typically when the Callibaetis are out in greatest numbers. The fishing hasn’t been quite as hot as it was a week or two back, but the consistent hatches we find on East have continued to provide very good numbers of fish. Fishing under an indicator has been most productive in the mornings and other times that there is not a substantial Callibaetis hatch. A variety of Chironomid, Leech, and buggy nymph patterns have been producing well under an indicator or large dry. Fish will still occasionally rise to a terrestrial, which can be the best option for fishing dries on slower days when fish aren’t keyed in on Callibaetis.

Suggested Nymphs: Olive or Black Zebra Midge #16-18, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-18, Soft Hackle Callibaetis #14-16, Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail #14-18, Black Ice Cream Cone #14-16, Olive or Black Balanced Leech #10-14, Olive or White Wooly Bugger #10-12

Suggested Dries: Thorax Callibaetis #14-16, Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14-16, D&D Cripple #14-16, Last Chance Cripple #14-16, Parachute Adams #14-16, CDC Flying Ant #16, Foam Beetle #16, Para-Cricket #14-16

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