North and South Twin are probably the friendliest stillwater fisheries in terms of the ease of catching fish at the moment. Indicator rigs, dries, and slow-stripped leech patterns are all catching fish consistently which means that as anglers we have options to change up our approach and keep things interesting all day long. Indicator rigs have been our top producer and small Chironomid patterns, Dark Assassins, and Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ears are just about all you need for a fun day on the water. There is a midge hatch that has been bringing fish to the surface, and while the actual bugs are quite small we’ve been picking up decent numbers of fish on small Mayfly patterns. Terrestrial patterns will become a more viable option with warmer weather, so it’s not a bad idea to have a couple ant or beetle patterns in the box. For those looking to strip a leech pattern grab an intermediate line and a small black or olive pattern for the best results.
Fish are spread throughout both lakes and there are tons of fish cruising in the shallows and along the shelves that transition to deeper water. This means fishing from shore is a viable option for those without a flotation device. The ideal approach is to set up in position to cast towards shore into the shallows and transitional zone for those with boats or float tubes.
Suggested Dries: Purple Haze #16-22, Parachute Adams #16-22, Griffith’s Gnat #18-22, CDC Flying Ant #16, Foam Black Ant #16, Peacock Chubby Chernobyl #14-16
Suggested Nymphs: Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-18, Bird’s Nest Depth Charge #14-18, Dark Assassin #14-18, Red or Black Zebra Midge #16-18, Red or Black Ice Cream Cone #14, Red or Black Yankee Buzzer #14, Red or Black Two Bit Hooker #16-18, Bruised Balanced Leech #14, Hothead Balanced Leech#14, Ruby Leech #10-12, Thin Mint #10-12, Olive or Black BH Mini Leech #12