With the colder nights we've been starting to see lake fishing pick up! Mornings and evenings are going to be most productive when the water temps are lower and the fish feel safe cruising the shallows looking for a meal. Stripping buggers and leaches can produce some nice fish this time of year. Sedges have been hatching frequently as well as chironomids.
Carp season is starting to wind down but the fish will still be in the shallows on the hotter days, so get it while you still can.
The high alpine lakes are a constant inquiry here at St. Pete's. Joe Wright, and Chambers are fishing better with each passing day. The Delaney Buttes, Lake John, Honholz and the Laramie lakes are still fishing well. Slow stripping leeches and small buggers has been producing fish. However, it's now time to focus on your chironomid indicator rigs as the hatch is on. Don't forget to add a little bling to the rig in balanced leech or pine squirrel leech fashion.
North Park and Red Feather: Open
High Alpine: Open
The Laramie Plains Lakes: Open
Bass: Slump Buster #4, Meat Whistle #2, BH Bugger #10, ThinMint #8-10, Seal Bugger #10, Hoover Mover #4, Creek Crawler #4, Hada's Near 'Nuff Crayfish #4, Clouser Minnow #4, Micro-Poppers #8, Covert Mission #4, Pearly Popper #6, Neon Popper #6
Carp: Carp Crack #6, Hoover Mover #4, Swimming Nymph #6, Back Stabber #4, Dirty Monkey #4, Hare's Ear #14, Carpalicious #6
Trout: Leeches #10-12, Buggers #8-14, Rickards Seal Bugger #10- Wine/Black or Olive/Orange, Chirocones #14-18, Crystal Chironomids #10-14, Balanced Leech Black #10, Callibaetis #16
Pike: Barry's Pike Fly 2/0, Hare Grub #2, Roosta Fly 3/0, Flashtail Whistler 3/0
As always, call or stop by for more information.