Fishing up here has been pretty slow to realllly slow starting about the end of June. July was slim pickens so I started hitting Show Low again seeing if could repeat the success I had last Dog Days on the smallmouth. It stated pretty slow as the lake is totally different than last season at this time. The lake has a lot more water and has been off color ever since ice out. It’s clearing somewhat now and has dropped probably over 6 ft. Still plenty of water, much more than last year.
I have pretty much fished the Jiggly under a bobber. For a short time they were chasing and I fished a Tadpole variation that DW came up with from a Pyramid Lake fly. That worked for a short time but I caught more walleye than smallies with it. That is one thing about the Jiggly, I have caught every species of fish in the lake except for a largemouth on it. Anyway the past four trips I have had at least one good smallie on. I think they are finally coming around and playing a bit. This is about the time I started fishing it last season. Been really fun. Nice to have some water so close you can fish it every day if you want….and some nice fish.
This was this am