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Lake Davis Fly Fishing Report

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Jon Baiocchi / Baiocchi’s Troutfitters reports on 10.22.2015

Lake levels continue to drop and currently the capacity of the lake is at 43% revealing some unusual topography in the north eastern corner. Last week water temperatures were very high for October at 59 - 67 degrees, but after last weekend’s cold air mass and rain, it has now dropped down to 50 – 58 degrees. Fishing has been extremely slow the last few days due to a north wind which can really affect the bite. Jay Fair told me once “Jon, if the north wind is blowing you’re better off staying at home and tying flies”. He would know.  The lake has been a ghost town with hardly anyone fishing; today my guests and I did not see another angler until 11am. Fall colors are really kicking in now and the willows, cottonwoods, and aspens are blazing with color. It’s absolutely gorgeous out there.

Hatches have come to a halt after the cold air mass slipped in compared to last week when we had rising fish in a foot of water, targets to cast to, and blood midges. The Sheep creek special still remains the hot fly tied on a #12 TMC 2457. Good fall colors for buggers and wiggle tails in fall at Lake Davis include fiery brown, rust, burnt orange, and black. If you’re planning on coming up and see a wind forecast that reads “calm wind to 5mph in the afternoon from the southwest”, pack your vehicle and go! We’ll see what transpires in the weeks to come as more seasonable air and water temperatures come into play. 

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