Spring has been wonderful up at my native lake. It got here early and the fish have been on it. Just about each week I’d hit or get close to to the 10 fish restrict inside a couple of hours. I’ve had nice sport on all kinds of flies similar to FAB’s, crunchers, buzzers and dries. Then, abruptly, summer season arrived and the fishing modified.
I had a couple of periods late Could the place the fish have been feeding on and underneath the floor and tough to catch. Fishing just under the floor with crunchers and nymphs picked out a couple of fish however nothing like the last few months. Final night time I went down once more and fish have been in all places. They have been shut in, cruising round 15 yards out, taking off the highest and feeding just under the floor. What appeared like an excellent night turned out to be very tough once more. I had an early fish on a F-fly after which nothing. I may see fish on each solid coming to examine my flies however then turning away. I attempted a LOT of various flies. Usually this time of 12 months the fish go mad for damsels however I had no curiosity. They have been clearly feeding on one thing however not one of the regular suspects appeared to work.
I made a decision to go small and put a tiny measurement 16 Black Knat on the purpose. Simply after I was about to alter flies once more I acquired an enormous tug and an excellent greater fish unnoticed of the water. A stunning 7lb rainbow on the tiniest of hooks that I very fastidiously managed to get into the web. The fish appeared to take an age to get well and while I held it within the water coaxing it again to full well being I couldn’t assist however discover how heat the water was.
With all the new climate we’ve had over the previous month has summer season come early and the fish gone off the feed? They have been there, swimming round, however not likely it taking a lot. Has the 12 months began so early that we’re now into the summer season season when fishing slows down. Certainly not but? Or are the fish simply fixated on a selected meals kind in the mean time? There was numerous fly life round; numerous upwings, numerous small buzzers and a few damsels. I even discovered a really small greyish buzzer within the water.
I’d have an interest to listen to any ideas or advise on this example. I really feel like the proper fly may be on the market however understanding what they’re feeding on is proving tough. Any concepts?