Fishing Report April 19th 2016

The spawn is in full swing. This is when there are a ton of fish in shallow water and cruisers can be seen on several beaches around the hatchery. The Summit strain can be very picky this time of year and the fishing day to day can be completely different. The beaches around the hatchery only fish well this time of year when there is a lot of wind, chop and current. There are fish there every day but they do not eat when there is high pressure and little wind. This is a pattern that experienced Pyramid anglers are familiar with and there is not much you can do about it. If you are coming from out of town and have no choice on dates or weather then fish deeper beaches on nice days to increase your chances. Fishing Midges under an indicator is also the way to go on calm days. The Copper Wino and the Albino Wino on a size 12 hook is without a doubt the way to go when these conditions arise but any smaller fly is a must. Stripping flies are still worth a try in the early mornings and late evenings as well. If you are lucky enough to be at the lake during some windy weather then you can open up the arsenal and do more things. On these days Stripping flies with fast shooting heads will also work really well. White Ghost Loco Tadpoles seem to be the fly in the morning and Olive Martini Wooly Worms are better in the afternoon so this makes for an unbeatable two fly combo. If you are fishing beaches away from the hatchery then fly selection is not quite as important and if there is any off colored water then Maholo Nymphs in black and Red are hard to beat. These conditions are going to prevail for the next couple of weeks at least. The Fisheries department are spawning fish every Tuesday through the month of April and doing a very good job of keeping more fish in the lake. More in this in the next fishing report next week.

 

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