With the virus keeping us homebound, it’s time to tie flies. This was the case all last month as April was the busiest month I have ever had with materials. Great for the wallet but tough for the fishing experiences. I didn’t have much time to hit the water lately. Some early season trips to Becker with some good/bad success was about it. I have had some luck fishing Show Low lately for the smallies. They have just started to play this past week. You usually get two-three hours before the wind gets you.
Water temps are starting to warm so this should be fun for the next month or so. Carnero is the hot spot right now. Fish are being caught on small nymphs and simi’s stripped. Holdovers 16″-17″ are taking smallish top water flies as well. Big Lake fish are still out deep so a deep water nymphing trip is in the future. I just need to find a day where the wind will let me play more than two hours. I tried my hand at the grassies in rainbow and got totally spanked. They average 24″s and are everywhere. Another new project. Love it!
Hopefully I’ll have some trout pics next report. It’s just so easy to hit SL….seven minutes away and those smallies are some kind of fight.