Braving the cold at Hosmer Lake has been worth it for those that are willing. Fish are close to the banks and they’re still fairly active. The middle of the day is the best time to go. The temperatures are mainly colder up there with a few “warm” days sprinkled in. Surface action will be hard to find but there may still be a callibaetis hatch on a warm day. Otherwise, midges and dry-dropper setups may bring a fish to the surface. Nymphing has been great with chironomids in sizes 16 - 18. Dark assassins, birds nests, and midges have also been getting bites. Putting leeches near the banks and drop-offs has been really productive. Sometimes it’s really nice to hit the high lakes when it’s cold and there’s not another soul in sight.
Suggested Dries: Thorax Callibaetis #14-18, Almost Dun Callibaetis #14-16, D&D Cripple #14-16, High-Vis Callibaetis #14-16, Rusty Spinner #16-18, Peacock Chubby Chernobyl #16Suggested Nymphs: Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #16-18, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #16-18, Dark Assassin #16-18, Black Two Bit Hooker #16-18, Flashback PT #16-18, Soft Hackle PT #16-18, Red Ice Cream Cone #14-18, Red or Black Zebra Midge #16-22, Biot Midge #18-20, Disco Midge #18-20, Olive or Black Balanced Leech #12-16, Ruby Balanced Leech #14, Thin Mint #8-12, Olive or Brown Wooly Bugger #8-12