Show Low has been decent for some good smallies the past couple weeks, mostly fishing Jiggly’s under a bobber. Next time out I plan to try stripping some baitfish patterns.
Big still is off and on and hasn’t really turned on like past years. My theory is that the Snake River Cutt’s haven’t been planted for three years now and the numbers are way down. These cutt’s came into the shallows to spawn every Spring. They were followed in by the egg eating Rainbows in the lake, making them more available to us shallow fishing fly flingers. This happened on a much smaller scale than previous years. The Bonneville Cutt’s didn’t come in shallow (maybe spawning in deeper water?). We may have to adjust our tactics somewhat in the future.
Becker has been Becker. Good one day, off the next. The ticket has been size #18 midges but that seems to have tailed off lately. Off to new tactics again. The ant hatch has finally arrived with the Monsoons, so some good fishing should follow.
Been a rather wierd year up here with the Rez lakes closed. Luna Lake has gotten their aerators installed and fired up so hopefully it will make a difference in future years to keep the lake fishing strong later into the hotter months. Hopefully Crescent is next.