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Big Lost River

Jimmy's All Seasons Angler / Big Lost River (Page 5)

Big Lost River 10-13-12

With trico activity decreasing in the river below Mackay Dam, turn to BWO and midge life cycle patterns. Because of the canopy formed by cottonwood trees along much of the river here, one can expect good BWO activity even on brighter days.  Flow out of the dam is a bit above the seasonal normal, but not enough to hinder wading.


Big Lost River 9-18-12

Flow out of Mackay Dam is about 100 cfs higher than normal, but this keeps fish from concentrating into deepest holes.  Wading conditions remain good, and tricos emerge for early in the day fishing.  Evening caddis activity also brings fish up.


Big Lost River 9-8-12

The river below Mackay Dam is in great wading shape now. Trico spinners and egg droppers are still providing AM action.  Later it is on to terrestrial patterns and traditional attractors followed by caddis life cycle patterns.


Big Lost River 8-21-12

Early in the day trico hatches (females) and spinner fall (males) is making for good fishing. Wading conditions in the river below the dam are good, too.  Switch to terrestrial patterns as the tricos ease off later in the morning.


Big Lost River 8-18-12

Flow out of Mackay Dam is about 350 cfs making for good wading conditions in the river below.  Tricos are out in good numbers there.  With terrestrial insects abundant and fish taking them and a good late afternoon caddis emergence a trip to fish below the dam is worth considering.


Big Lost River 8-14-12

Flow out of Mackay Dam is about 380 cfs, just where it should be this time of season.   Tricos are beginning to make for good AM fishing in the river below. Try terrestrial patterns during daytime and try your luck during evening caddis swarms.