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Monday, May 16, 2011

Lake Davis / MFFR Update

Not much has changed since my last report at Lake Davis and with these new snow storms and cold weather it will only delay the much anticipated hatches.  Water temps are still hovering in the high 50's and pods of fish are rising to midges when the weather is warm.  Blood midge pupa #10 and the small chocolate midge pupa #18 under a bobber is producing.  Jay Fair trolling flies in rust and brown, along with standard buggers #6-8 have been fishing well with a int. line over known established weed beds.  Let's all hope for much warmer temps, we need the bugs to pop and the weeds to grow!

The Middle Fork Feather river is still high and cold but if you put in your time in the right water you can get a few fish.  Runoff through the end of June can be the best time to catch a trophy.  High sticking with plenty of lead using golden stones and brown rubber leg stones in slow slack water is your best bet.  Also try swinging streamers in slow deep tail outs of runs using minnow and crawdad patterns with a sinking line - You just may find your trophy.

My favorite small creeks are out of the question, large volumes of snow melt consume them now.  But these little gems will be prime July through Sept!

Bring on the sun, the warmth, and the hatches!

2 comments:

  1. I think I like fishing small creeks the best where do you usually go. Have you checked out Galeppi Creek on the east side of Frenchman? I've checked it out a few times, lots of fish, just spooky and hard to get to due to trees and willows and such.

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  2. My favs are Jamison, Grayeagle, Frazier, Willow, Grizzly, and a few I keep to myself.

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