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East Lake Update

East Lake Update

Callibaetis are still the ticket up there with bugs coming off in the mornings and throughout the day. Ill fish a cripple pattern on 5x when the hatch starts and switch to an adult later in the morning. Once we find fish that are feeding it can take a couple fly changes to dial in the right one. Try going up or down in size and vary your color from a very light gray to brown. Colder nights will put the bugs off a bit but fishing a small callibaetis nymph with either a chironomid or balanced leech will work on slower days. Set up your leech on the bottom and no more than 2 feet of 4x fluoro in between each bug. The brown trout fishing has been good and they will consistently eat smaller nymphs and leeches, however if you are able to stay out late fish an articulated streamer on a sinking line for some of those bigger browns that will start feeding when the sun gets off the water.

Suggested Dries: Parachute Callibaetis #14-16, Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14-16, Tilt Wing Callibaetis #14-16, Last Chance Cripple Callibaetis #14-16, Purple Haze #14-16, Griffith’s Gnat #18-20, CDC Flying Ant #16

Suggested Nymphs: Poxyback Callibaetis #14-16, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-16, Feather Duster #14-16, Black or HE Depth Charge #14-16, BH Hare’s Ear #14-18, Dark Assassin #14-18, Balanced Assassin #14, Olive or Ruby Balanced Leech #14-16

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