The Cascade Lakes are starting to come into their prime, and we’ve been having great fishing with the increased Damsel, Callibaetis, and terrestrial activity warmer weather has produced. This cooler weather that rolled in over the past weekend put a temporary pause on some of the action, but fishing this is the time of the year we start seeing fish really take advantage of the abundance of different food sources. The water temperature dropped fairly significantly over the weekend, which has slowed down the damsel hatch we were beginning to see. This means the fish aren’t as concentrated in the shallows as of now, look for them to start moving back towards shore as the warm weather gets the damsels moving again. In the meantime, fishing below an indicator has been the most consistent way to catch fish. There are some Callibaetis around but surface action has been relatively sporadic. The algae bloom that has been hanging around the lake has somewhat dissipated, and while there are still some murky areas the majority of the lake seems to have cleared up.
Suggested Dries: Hackle Stacker Cali #14-16, Thorax Cali #14-16, Last Chance Cripple #14-16, Paracricket #14-16, Foam Black Ant #16, CDC Flying Ant #16
Suggested Nymphs: Dark Assassin #16-18, Red Pheasant Tail #16-18, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #16-18, Olive or Black Zebra Midge #16-18, Mighty May Callibaetis #14-16, Olive or Black Balanced Leech #12, Dainty Damsel #12, Mini Damsel #14