Davis Lake

Recent Reports

09/12:

Topwater bass fishing remains good. Look for them in the weeds near the Lava Campground. The water level is dropping, but trout are in the Odell channel at that inlet. Midges and Callibaetis will provide most of the action this month.

08/25:

Some anglers are having good top-water bass fishing around the lilly pads.

 

Major Hatches for September

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Nymph

Size 14-16 Pheasant Tail. Brown

Emerger

Size 14-16 Quigley Cripple, Film Critic, Hackle Stacker. Gray to tan

Lakes, slow water: chuck-and-sit

Dun

Size 14-16 Sparkle Dun, Hairwing Dun, Adams, Comparadun. Gray to tan

Lakes, slow water: chuck-and-sit

► Be prepared to fish all stages of the hatch: nymph, emerger, dun, spinner.

► Hatches have a resurgence around mid-September. They can start in mid-morning and last until afternoon.These late-season hatches are usually size 16 insects, and they are a little darker than the Callibaetis you saw earlier in the year.

Pupa

Size 10-22 Chans Chironomid Pupa, Zebra Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

Adult

Size 2-10 Woolly Bugger, Bunny Leech, Hale Bopp Leech, Possie Bugger. Black, browns, olives

Lakes; backwaters and slow sections of rivers: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift

Adult

Size 2-8 Muddler, Woolly Bugger, Clouser Minnow, Possie Bugger. Browns, olives, silver, greens

Lakes; rivers over gravel and cobble, undercut banks: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, deep swing

Ant



Adult

Size 10-16 Parachute Ant, Ant. Black, brown, red-brown

 

September Tips

General


► Look for bass at the north end near the weed beds. Big deer hair poppers work well in low-light conditions.

 

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Other Info Sources

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop 541-342-7005

Confluence Fly Shop 541-678-5351

Fin and Fire 541/548-1503

The Hook 541-593-2358

Sunriver Fly Shop 541-593-8814

 

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