The snow is flying up at East Lake. The fishing is great for this time of year, it has been slowing down a bit but that is typical when things get cold. This week has mostly cold days with a few warmer days here and there. On those warmer days, we may see a few callibaetis hatches but for the most part, dry flies are gone for the season. Using a dry dropper nymph rig can still fool a hungry fish or two. Balanced leeches have been the hottest fly under the indicator, smaller dark ones and the bigger pine squirrel versions are both putting in work. Typically, the larger the leech the larger the fish you fool; however, large flies get less attention. Small nymphs are also a great idea out there. We’ve been loving size 18 dark assassins and chironomids with some red in them. Fishing midges near the banks may also be worth a shot. Streamers and leeches on the strip are hot right now. Head up to East before the snow piles up, you may just be rewarded with a trophy brown.
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