East Lake Report 7/9/21

East Lake Report 7/9/21

East Lake got a bit warm during the heatwave. For the time being, fish deeper and try to find the cool water. Make sure you don’t fish shallow water that’s above 68 degrees, fish will likely belly up when caught in such warm waters. Fishing with dry flies will likely be unproductive but a terrestrial or callibaetis could do the trick. Spent damsels can sometimes work also. In all of our stillwater fisheries, damselfly nymphs have been the most productive. On East, use a sinking line to get them deep or put a balanced damsel under an indicator along with a dark assassin, chironomid or callibaetis nymph. Getting streamers deep with a sinking line can also be very fun. It looks like we may get some cooler weather after this week. In the meantime, make sure that you don’t target fish in water that is too warm and release fish quickly. 

Suggested Dries: Parachute Callibaetis #14 - 16, Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14 - 16, CDC Flying Ant #16, Black Flying Ant #16, Black Stimulator #16, High Vis Beetle #16, Purple Haze #14-18, Parachute Adams #14-18, Tilt Wing Mahogany #16-18

Suggested Nymphs: Dark Assassin #14-18, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-18, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, Prince Nymph #14-18, Poxyback Callibaetis #16-18, Feather Duster Callibaetis #16-18, Flashback PT #14-18, Black Lightning Bug #14-18, Black or Red Zebra Midge #16-18, Juju Chironomid #14-16, Black or Red Ice Cream Cone #14-16, Black Yankee Buzzer #14, Bruised Balanced Leech #14, Balanced Damsel #14, Dainty Damsel #14, Scotts Damsel #14

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