Davis Lake

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10/02:

Bass are smaller than usual and fishing for them is poor; apparently ODFW has been electro-shocking them and removing them from the lake (they are an illegally planted invasive species). The lake is very low, so it's hard to launch anything other than a floattube or similar watercraft. Look for trout in the Odell Creek inlet area.

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

► Expect an early-October resurgence of these hatches. After mid-month, however, hatches will quickly ramp down.

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

Pupa

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

► Trout can be very picky about size and color of the pupa. You may need to swap flies several times to find the right combination. You can speed up this process by fishing two pupa at once and noting which one the trout show more interest in.

► When trout are midging, a Sprout Midge or Griffiths Gnat can work well, but a pupa pattern is always a good choice.

► This month, you may find trout concentrated in the Odell Creek inlet channel, where they will focus on midges in the evening. Keep fishing until you can't see any more.

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

► Always a good choice for Davis Lake.

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

► Like leeches, baitfish imitation are always a good choice here.

Ant



Adult

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

General


► Bass fishing should be good early in the month before cold weather shuts them down.
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