Lava Lake

Recent Reports

09/12:

As the weather and the water cool down, expect trout to move to from deeper water to the shallower edges.

 

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

 

September Tips

Trout


► Trout should become more surface-oriented as the water cools.

 

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