The Twin Lakes have been fishing fairly well. Some of the rainy weather last week has likely helped to cool the surface water down. Because of this, dry fly action may be more productive than in weeks past. Fish may be more likely to move into the upper water column. Mornings and evenings will still have the best fishing. Callibaetis and terrestrials are the best choices for surface flies. After thunderstorms, the wind can help push lots of ants and beetles into the lake, which makes for a really fun afternoon. Nymph action has been most consistent with dark assassins, chironomids, and balanced leeches. Fishing deep is still the most productive; however, damsels and callibaetis nymphs could fool a fish or two in areas five to ten feet deep. Streamer fishing with winking lines is an excellent way to mix things up. The forecast looks hopeful for more precipitation, which is great news for the fishing. I’m hoping that we avoid triple digits in August and we get early fall temperatures and rains.
Suggested Flies: Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-18, Dark Assassin #14-18, Bird’s Nest Or Black Depth Charge #14-18, Red or Black Zebra Midge #16-18, Black or Red Chironocone #14-18, Poxyback Callibaetis #16-18, Feather Duster Callibaetis #16-18, Flashback PT #14-18, Red or Black Yankee Buzzer #14, Bruised Balanced Leech #10-14, Ruby Leech #10-12, Black Wooly Bugger #10-12, Olive Wooly Bugger #10-12, Black or Rust Slump Buster #10-12, Thin Mint #10-12, Olive or Black BH Mini Leech #12, Balanced Damsel #14, Dainty Damsel #14, Scotts Damsel #14