East Lake Update

East Lake Update

With the warmer weather forecasted into early next week and light wind in the evenings the callibaetis hatch should still be prevalent. Although I have heard that the fish are getting picky so changing flies, good presentations and 5x-6x will be key to success.  For those willing to commit start with 5x tippet off a 9 foot leader with a #16 parachute callibaetis or Ext. Body Calli. It’s a good idea to start fishing a dropper between one and two feet below your top bug as this will increase your chances and is a great way to catch those selective fish or ones not looking up. We use a lot of soft hackles or emerger droppers as well as some heavier nymphs with on a deeper presentation. Fishing a balanced leech under any small midge pattern or baetis nymph paired with a slip indicator will always be the go to when the fish aren’t actively eating on top or action is slow.

Suggested Dries: Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14-16, Parachute Callibaetis #14-16, Thorax Callibaetis #14-16, Last Chance Cripple Callibaetis #14-16, D&D Cripple Callibaetis #14-16, Almost Dun Callibaetis #14-16, Parachute Adams #14-16, Purple Haze #14-16, CDC Flying Ant #14-16, Hi-Vis Foam Beetle #14.

Suggested Nymphs: Bird’s Nest Depth Charge #14-16, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-16, Mighty May Callibaetis #14-16, Feather Duster #14-16, Trigger Callibaetis #14-16, Black or Purple Zebra Midge #16-18, Juju Chironomid #14-16, Red or Black Ice Cream Cone #14-16, Yankee Buzzer #14, Chironocone #14-16, Dark Assassin #16-18, Parallel Assassin #14-16, Balanced Leech #10-14.

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