As fall gets closer Hosmer Lake begins to be a more productive fishery. Cooler days mean less paddleboard traffic and more productive fishing. After a warm summer, the fish are likely still sticking close to cooler water. Surface activity has been decent out there, mainly with smaller size 16 - 18 callibaetis, caddis, and the occasional terrestrial. If you decide to fish with indicators, callibaetis nymphs, chironomids, dark assassins, balanced damsels, and balanced leeches are all great things to try out. Callibaetis and damsels tend to work best in areas less than 10 feet deep. Stripping leeches and damsels is an excellent tactic, leeches will be more and more productive as temperatures drop. Snow is on its way sooner than you may think, don’t miss out on some quiet days at Hosmer Lake.
Suggested Dries: Thorax Callibaetis #14-16, Almost Dun Callibaetis #14-16, D&D Cripple #14-16, High-Vis Callibaetis #14-16, Rusty Spinner #16-18, CDC Flying Ant #16, Peacock Chubby Chernobyl #16
Suggested Nymphs: Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #16-18, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #16-18, Dark Assassin #16-18, Black Two Bit Hooker #16-18, Flashback PT #16-18, Soft Hackle PT #16-18, Red Ice Cream Cone #14-18, Olive or Black Balanced Leech #12-16, Ruby Balanced Leech #14, Thin Mint #8-12, Olive or Brown Wooly Bugger #8-12