Hosmer Lake

Recent Reports

09/12:

Fred at The Hook says, "The Lower Lake and the Channel are fishing the best. Midges (black), scuds (all colors), and leeches will be most productive throughout the afternoon and into evening.

08/25:

The Fly Fisher's Place reports good fishing with ant patterns during the day and size 18 dry flies in the evening.

 

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

► Look for midday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) hatches.

► Hatches have a resurgence around mid-September. These late hatches are usually size 16 insects, and they are a little darker than the Callibaetis you saw earlier in the year.

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

► You can also do well with an intermediate line when you use a slow retrieve of a Flashback Pheasant Tail.

Pupa

Size 8-16 Soft Hackle, . Body: black, brown, white; Shroud: tan

Lakes; backwaters and slow sections of rivers: verticle retrieve, slow retrieve

Adult

Size 10-16 Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Caddis, X Caddis. Body: black, brown, white, cream

Lakes; backwaters and slow sections of rivers: chuck-and-sit

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

Ant



Adult

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

► Ants often blow out of pine trees and onto the lake when the wind picks up, creating a "mystery" hatch.

 

September Tips

Trout


► Look for a small black caddis at dusk later in the month.

► Canoe traffic is heavy in the channel, which makes fishing difficult because the weeds already constrict the channel to a narrow passage.

► Many fish will be in the channel between the north and south ends. Don't bother fishing there during the heat of the day, however. Wait for early morning or dusk. Reduced canoe traffic and less sunlight will improve your chances.

► Sometimes Hosmer's fish will go for adult damsels that hover over the water or drop eggs. A Foam Adult Damselfly may prove effective if you see splashy rises.

 

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Other Info Sources

Confluence Fly Shop 541-678-5351

Fin and Fire 541/548-1503

Fly and Field Outfitters 541-318-1616

The Fly Fisher's Place 541-549-3474

The Hook 541-593-2358

The Patient Angler 541-389-6208

Sunriver Fly Shop 541-593-8814