We now have reports of good fishing at Chesterfield, Daniels and Twenty-Four Mile reservoirs. In each case midge pupa or damselfly nymph patterns under an indicator and at taking depth brings most interest. Another spot we hear of good fishing is on the Blackfoot Reservoir at the Dike Lake outlet. And that good fishing is for trout, not carp!
Action on Chesterfield Reservoir seems a bit slow , but when damselflies become fully active, that will change. Midge pupa patterns suspended under an indicator are working well on the upper end of Daniels Reservoir and around the spring holes in Springfield Reservoir. No information yet on Treasureton Reservoir where the bass population is about the same as trout. Hawkins Reservoir offers good fishing with either damselfly nymph patterns or midge pupa patterns under an indicator. Come June 9th free fishing day activities there will mean more folks than fish.
Almost everywhere improved fishing is going on. If you do not enjoy sitting over a midge pupa under an indicator, try your favorite damselfly nymph at a slow troll. If you enjoy sitting over a midge pupa under an indicator, just for variety try replacing it with your favorite damselfly nymph.
Damselfly nymphs retrieved slowly in shallow waters around submerged vegetation are producing in Chesterfield, Treasureton, and Twenty-Four Mile reservoirs. Don’t be surprised if you catch bass in Treasureton. IDF&G surveys indicate a healthy bass population there. Midge pupa under an indicator are the best bet in shallow areas of Daniels Reservoir. Same seems to apply to Springfield Reservoir.
Action is picking up on all the irrigation reservoirs below Pocatello. Reason is that waters are all in good depth, clear, and damselfly nymphs are moving around. Go to shallow waters on any of these, especially around vegetated shorelines. Present your favorite damselfly nymph pattern on an intermediate line or hang them under an indicator on a floating line. You can also have action on these reservoirs from midge pupa suspended under an indicator.
Not much change in these since our May 12th report. Daniels Reservoir remains the star of the show. Try indicator fishing with midge pupa in shallow waters such as the upper end for best results. Don’t overlook using an intermediate line in shallow water for trying anything looking like a damselfy nymph.
Chesterfield Reservoir continues to be great for indicator fishing in shallow waters around willowy shorelines. Don’t overlook offering anything that looks like a damselfly nymph. Everything just said also applies to the upper end of Daniels Reservoir. Small fish with a rare lunker are quite active in Hawkins Reservoir. Nothing yet on Treasureton Reservoir ; so it must be very slow or very good.
Here’s news lots’a folks have been waiting for. Chesterfield Reservoir is rounding into shape. Best fishing seems to be in shallows around shorelines holding willows and by the dam. Use midge pupa patterns under an indicator for best results. Find the taking depth. A black bead zebra midge (#12-#14) might be a good choice. Indicator fishing with midge pupa patterns has been good in shallow waters at Daniels Reservoir, too. No information on Treasureton Reservoir yet.
Fishing is picking up on most of these. Midge pupa suspended at taking depth gives best results just about everywhere. Just find the taking depth. This includes Chesterfield, Daniels, Hawkins, and Springfield reservoirs. Do not overlook that dragonfly nymphs move in good numbers this time of year. That’s one of the best reasons why woolly bugger types seem to work so well when fish slowly in shallow water now.