Davis Lake

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08/01:

Bass fishing has been okay, although the fish are smaller than usual. During a full moon, concentrate your fishing between in the first and last hour of light. Some anglers are picking up trout. The lake is low, so it's hard to launch any other than a floattube or similar watercraft.

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

► Most days will see some sort of hatch from late-morning to mid-afternoon, although August's hatches are not as strong as July's.

► For several hours before the hatch, trout will feed on active, swimming nymphs. Cast your fly and retrieve it very slowly, using an intermediate line with a long leader. A Flashback Pheasant Tail, size 14-16, should work quite well.

Pupa

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

► Trout will be sulky, but they may wake up for evening midge hatches.

► The trick is to match the size and color of the pupae (size is more important than color). When in doubt, try casting two or three flies at a time, with different size/color patterns on droppers. This lets you find out which patterns the trout prefer. Once you've got it figured out, just cast a single-fly rig.

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

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

Trout


► An olive size 8-10 Woolly Bugger can be productive when there are no Callibaetis or midge hatches; try wind drifting in large open parts of the lake.

General


► Bass fishing should be good around the lilly pads at the north end.

► Look for largemouth bass in the north end around the weeds. If it's full-moon time, your best fishing with surface flies will be from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunrise, and from one hour before sunset to one hour after sunset.
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