Beautiful day on the creek. The water level had been high because of rain early in the week, but it dropped to 80 cfs today, very clear and fishable. My buddy and I fished the upstream stretch of creek and each of us caught about a dozen trout. We used parachute adams with pheasant tail and copper john droppers in the morning, catching all but one fish on the droppers. In the afternoon we fished the lower end of that upper stretch with wooly buggers, catching our largest fish, 16 to 18 inches long. We saw adult caddis on the river and in the willows, but the fish were not rising to them. ~ John
Both of us caught a lot of fish, lost count, on dry attractors, trailing to emergers, & midge imitations all day. Morning was the most productive time. #20-22 grey RS2's were best. Still early in the year, but beetles also hooked fish. Evey fish was big & girthy. ~ Rick Berne
Beautiful day at Tarryall, 65 degrees, cloud cover and gentle breeze. I started at the boulder-strewn bottom, where I've struggled. Using Pine Squirrel leeches I scored 2 nice bows pretty quickly. After that, nothing for 2 hours. Heading to the upper section, I caught 3 nice bows in short order. Then, nothing for over an hour. Despite the lack of surface activity I tried some dries and was rewarded with a large brown (about 18 - 19" and fat) on an Amy's Ant. I also got many strikes and a couple landed on a black beetle. Then nothing for the last hour. I'm already planning my next trip to this scenic property. Fish are plentiful, I just need to offer a bug they can't refuse. ~ Larry G.
Very windy but still my best day ever at this wonderful lake. I've been here several times and seen dozens of fish cruising but only caught a small handful. Yesterday we "cracked the code." We had 20+ between 9:00 and 2:00, when my guest had to leave. I had several more in the next hour. A random few were caught on a tan ice cream cone, a Chromie, a white RS2, a stimulator and a leech. But the winning combination was a brown foam wing RS2 on top with a zebra dropper. Two brookies around 10" each, one small rainbow (about 6") and the rest rainbows between 16" and 19". Very strong, healthy and well-fed fish. I can't wait to go back and use the float tubes to cover more water and search for the Donaldsons. ~ Larry G.