Jon Baiocchi, Baiocchi Troutfitters
It’s already starting; cooler mornings have water temps ranging from 61.2 degrees in the shallows, climbing to 66.5 in the heat of the day. There have been good hatches of blood midges and callibaetis in the mornings with some prime sight fishing opportunities. Effective patterns have been Albino Winos, Damsels, Sheep Creek Specials, Parachute Adams, Pheasant Tails, and Wiggle Tails in brown and olive. A good game plan would be to target risers in the morning during the hatches, then middle of the day find a creek channel and fish a deep indicator rig 12-18 feet down with two flies. Current capacity of the lake is at 57%, not too bad considering other lakes have been drawn way down. Look for conditions to improve on a weekly basis, with the peak of the fall bite happening in the second or third week of October. I’m so ready for this!