East Lake has still been fishing really well. It’s starting to show hints of slowing down now that things are getting cold in the high elevations. There are probably 2 or 3 weeks left of good fishing up in the caldera, you never know when early snow will shut things down. The weather looks good this week, mostly sunny days in the low 60s. The callibaetis hatch will probably continue to be strong; however, expect the majority of surface action to be around midday. Terrestrials are more useful as an indicator than anything else. Leeches and streamers are picking up lots of fish, especially on the cloudier days. I would almost always have a balanced leech on your indicator rig unless you’re fishing callibaetis nymphs in shallow waters. Chironomids, dark assassins, and midges have been making some indicators dive, size 16 and smaller is the way to go. Head up to East soon before access becomes difficult.
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 #16-22, Biot Midge #18-20, Disco Midge #18-20, 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