Phil K. Sean B. and Jeff H. met at a basin lake with the hope of sunshine, low wind, and relatively warmer temperatures. We hoped to find good chironomid hatches and hungry fish, however it was all about keeping the flies on the move and moving around to find the fish. There were very few chironomid husks, throat samples and fish keying on a hatch that it made our tasks tougher.
We burned through a tank of gas and found some new locations of feeding fish, and ended up with decent numbers. Phil landed 7, Sean 12, and Paul 25. After an am snafu with Sean’s raft he finally got it running and created his mojo inside a bay point in 12-15′ of water he was able to lasso a few hungry trout. I don’t know how Jeff ended up overall, but he did say things improved in the location we left from the morning trial.
All my fish came on a red ribbed chromie fish at 4-12′ of leader depending on the depth of the shoals we found. I tried micro leeches and other colors but the sparkle of these chrome flies cause some excitement with these wary trout.
Rod: 10′ 5 wt Loomis GLX with feather craft SCLA3/4 reel on Orvis wonderline.