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 fish feel safe cruising the shallows looking for a meal. Stripping buggers and leaches can produce some nice fish this time of year as well as nymphing with subtle indicators.
The high alpine lakes are a constant inquiry here at St. Pete's. Joe Wright, and Chambers are fishing well but winter is closing in fast up high, and with it ice will soon follow. The Delaney Buttes, Lake John, Honholz and the Laramie lakes are still holding hungry fish. Slow stripping leeches and small buggers has been very productive. However, nymphing red copper johns and scuds is also a very effective way to find fish this time of year. Don't forget to add a little bling to the rig in the form of a balanced leech as a point fly or pine squirrel leech in any 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, or Olive/Orange, JuJu Chronomid blood #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
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