Mann Lake

What to Expect in April

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Damselfly
Dragonfly
Midge
Leech
Baitfish

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

Tan beadhead flies in size 14 and red midge pupa patterns are good choices. Large flies, such as a size 4 Woolly Bugger or Matts Fur , can pick up trout when retrieved on a sinking line. Vary your retrieve. Sometimes a very fast retrieve is needed to induce a strike.

Later in April you may see some of those black, size 10 mega-midges that hatch in desert stillwaters. Trout love 'em when they're out, and can be very selective. A size 10 midge pupa pattern with a black body and silver or white ribbing will do the job. Let it sit or give it a very slow retrieve.

Beware of the weather in April. It can be brutally cold and windy. If you get blown or snowed off Mann, trek down the road a few miles to the Alford hot springs and soak your cold body. You'll need to leave your clothes and modesty on the bench.

For more information on April fishing, see the Lakes section of the General Oregon Report

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