The story on East is the same as it has been, and the Callibaetis hatch will be the focus of most fly anglers on the lake for the next couple of months. The fish are starting to show a little more restraint in their aggression and feeding activity, and we’ve talked to multiple people who have started to drop down to 5X when fishing dries. Fish are feeding consistently and one of the best stillwater dry fly opportunities of the year is upon us, but things will become a little tougher as fish become more aware of high angling pressure in the coming weeks. As always, an indicator rig is the best way to find fish in the mornings or anytime there is no consistent surface activity. As the summer goes on, fish will tend to hang in deeper water and slip indicators and long leaders will become a necessity. We are still finding fish in various levels of the water column, but those looking to really maximize numbers will want to present flies within a couple of feet of the bottom. We’ve been fishing a lot in 12-20 feet of water with plenty of success.
Suggested Dries: Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14-16, Parachute Callibaetis #14-16, Thorax Callibaetis #14-16, Last Chance Cripple Callibaetis #14-16, D&D Cripple Callibaetis #14-16, Almost Dun Callibaetis #14-16, Parachute Adams #14-16, Purple Haze #14-16, CDC Flying Ant #14-16, Hi-Vis Foam Beetle #14
Suggested Nymphs: Black or Bird’s Nest Depth Charge #14-16, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-16, Mighty May Callibaetis #14-16, Ostribaetis #14-16, Feather Duster #14-16, Trigger Callibaetis #14-16, Black or Purple Zebra Midge #16-18, Juju Chironomid #14-16, Red or Black Ice Cream Cone #14-16, Yankee Buzzer #14, Chironocone #14-16, Dark Assassin #16-18, Parallel Assassin #14-16, Balanced Leech #10-14