Report : 7/17/15
Our favorite trout stillwaters are producing well as we head into summer temps. Warm water lakes and ponds have been picking up tremendously. Carp have moved up shallow and begun to feed. Smallmouth and largemouth bass are starting to come into more shallow water and feed as well. As temperatures rise, focus more early and late in the day.
The warmwater game around Fort Collins is on. Horsetooth is kicking out topwater action for smallies, and all the natural area ponds are producing largemouth, sunfish, carp, and smallies as well.
Laramie plains lakes have been fishing well. Damselfly patterns, Leeches, Crayfish patterns, Chrionomids, Scuds, and small streamers have been the most productive offerings as of late. Calibaetis have made their appearance.
Delaney Buttes are kicking out some very nice fish so far this summer. Similar patterns to the plains lakes, with the addition of the Waterboatman apply. Night time fishing with large streamers and buggers has been the ticket for finding the real hogs.
Red Feather lakes have been fishing well. Buggers, chironomids, and streamers have been the go-to patterns in Red Feather.
Warmer temps mean fishing early and late in the day will be most productive. Stop by the shops and get the latest scoop and hot flies!