As an alternative to fishing at the Lava Lakes, we recommend checking out Three Creeks Lake. This high alpine has been staying cool and fishing well over the summer. There are good callibaetis hatches around 4. After that, dark caddis are out, they’re typically around a size 18. Terrestrials are great to use any time of the day, especially with a callibaetis nymph or midge dropper. Nymphing with callibaetis and damsel nymphs is great. If you find yourself in a deeper area, tie on a balanced leech and a chironomid. Don’t forget dark assassins, sometimes they seem to outfish everything. Slowly retrieving callibaetis and damselfly nymphs can be super effective as well. Let’s all hope that this is the last heatwave we see for a long time. Cooler days are coming, hopefully within the next few weeks.
Suggested Flies: Black Henrys Fork Caddis #16-18, Black Elk Hair Caddis #16-18, Renegade #16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Foam Ant #12-16, Almost Dun #14-16, Thorax Cali #14-16, Hackle Stacker Cali #14-16, Extendo Cali #14 - 16, Zebra Midge #18-22, Red or Black Two Bit Hooker #16-20, Balanced Leech #12, Balanced Damsel #12, Black Ice Cream Cone #14-18, Ice Cream Cone Chromie #16, Poxyback Cali #14-18, Biot Cali #14-18