Summer time, is here and drought conditions have taken toll on our waters.
With the dry conditions early on in the year, several reservoirs were affected.
Koosharem reservoir has been completely drained.
Forsyth reservoir, we had heavy heavy rain fall in the valley here, and while it delayed the draining of Forsyth earlier it has been once again opened to full stream and will be drained within two weeks.
Millmeadow will likely take on some fish as they are washed down but the majority will likely not survive. Millmeadow on the other hand has good water levels and it’s still possible to launch a boat.
fishing is slow to good.
Rain, Rain, and more Rain, we had two weeks of thunderstorms that pounded the mountain greatly helping water levels, infact several lakes on the top are off color due to run off. Most lakes below the rim have fishing fantastic and the callibaetis hatches are in full swing.
thousand lake mountain
has also been hit with rain. The roads suffered most and crews have been out diligently grading the roads.
fishing has been good at most waters there.
the damselflies have tapered off and it’s time to think small nymphs with a watchful eye, the tales are light!
this is where it’s at for most people
due too drained conditions in some reservoirs extra fish are being put in the lake. Lake levels are good, substances from the decay of aquatic plants and phytoplankton have accumulated in giant slicks when the lake is calm and the trout like to hang out immediately below them, crawling buzzers, nymphs or small leech patterns has produced well for us. As the winds pick up windrow lines form try stripping streamers along them or for a more relaxed approach suspended nymphs can also be affective.
it’s muddy the lower section will likely remain un-fishable for at least a week.
upper is off color too but still fishing okay for small browns.