by Bill Mason
In most places, fishing is in prime
shape. Hatches are early and quite strong. For the next week or so, one should
have some great success. Letís cast about and see whatís happening.
this time of year, fishing is not half bad. Remember, until we get into July
when the creek really takes off, hatches and angling success can be all over the
place. Fish quantities remain good and you can at least find some kind of
surface activity throughout the day. The Pale Morning Duns (E.inermis) continue
to get stronger and both a PMD Parachute, Cut-Wingís and a PMD Cripple #18, will
take fish. Little Beatis spinners (B.hagena) are also being seen and although it
is not heavy, you need to be prepared with a Mason Quill Spinner #22, just in
case. Callibeatis in the ponds, especially the spinners, are also getting heavy
in the afternoon and a Partridge Spinner #16 will get their attention. Donít
forget to carry some Callibeatis Nymphs #16. Midgeing is so being found and a
Britchell Black Midge Pupa #18-20 is deadly.
BIG WOOD RIVERóContinues
to be in top form. Water levels are good and hatches are abundant and strong.
Hatchwise, Green Drakes (D. doddsi), The Western Quill (E.longimanus), Small
Yellow Stone (Isoperla) are all being seen and fish are working to them. Green
Drake Duns, Hairwing Duns and Green Drake Cripples #10-12 work to imitate the
big Oliveís and Para As #12-14 work nicely for the Western Quill. For the Little
Yellow Stone, a Yellow Stimulator #14 will always move fish. Also very effective
are Yellow Para Adams #14-16, Parachute Hares Ear #12-16 and Olive Para Adams
#14-16. Have fun out there for it will get tougher.
levels are about the same but we are now into some the best dry fly fishing the
Lost has to offer for the entire season. The Little Yellow stoneflies are out
and strong. Yellow Stimies #12 does the job. Mixed in is a decent hatch of Pale
Morning Duns.Yellow Par Adams and Para PMDís #18 work well. Also little
Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymphs #18 can be even deadlier. Prince Nymphs and
Regular, Wine and Zebra Copper Johnís #14-18 is always a killer.
WARM SPRINGS/TRAIL CREEKó
Both are fishing well with Warm
Springs getting the nod. The Western Quill is seen in the afternoon and a Para
Adams #14 does the job. Olive Stimulators and Partridge Caddis #16, and Prince
Nymphs will move fish. Ditto for Trail Creek but not as much activity.
PENNY LAKE/LAKE CREEKóShould
be just about ready to be heavily planted and should be great for using bait,
spinners and flies.