Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fishing Report

by Bill Mason

Now that summer seems to have arrived, a whole bunch of fishing changes are about to take place. Up until now, many of our streams have been fishable and the fish production has been quite good. Things will change with this warmer weather. Let have a look at what we can expect to find this week.

SILVER CREEK—As I predicted, the Brown Drake exploded this weekend to the point of overkill. The hatch was so overwhelming that the fish forgot how to eat. It's going to come hard and fast. But it's anybody's guess how many more days we will get out of it. Paradrake Brown Drake Duns #10-12, Brown Drake Spinner #10-12 and Brown Drake Cripples are all you will need for this evening beauty. During the day PMDs are seen on a regular basis. Para PMD #16 and a Cripple PMD #16 work quite well. Foam Beetles and Ants #14-16 have been effective to the point where they can be used almost exclusively. Pheasant Tail Nymph #14-16 will also take fish.

BIG WOOD RIVER—With the warm weather, I suspect we will loose the Wood for the next 10 days. We still have snow-pack and this week we will see the Wood go up. Let's hope it doesn't do any damage.

BIG LOST—The same holds true for both Copper Basin and below the reservoir. There is too much water to fish and wade effectively.

WARM SPRINGS/TRAIL CREEK—Ditto, ditto, ditto.

PENNY LAKE/LAKE CREEK—Both are still a great place to catch a few fish. They have been fishing quite nicely using both bait and flies.

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