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Jimmy's All Seasons Angler / Still Water (Page 26)

Still Waters 9-21-09

Water is being stored in many of these including Chesterfield, Daniels, Hawkins, Twin Lakes, and Twenty-Four Mile reservoirs.  This bodes well for next year.   For all the above waters and for Springfiled as well, leeches in fall colors and midge pupa patterns below indicators are the best way for action.  One place we did not have much to report on is Treasureton Reservoir which is still in a recovery mode from the late winter fish kill of two years ago. Next year should be different as Treasureton should return to its record of being a great still water fishery.

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Still Waters 9-09-09

Action will begin to pick up all over as we begin to cool.  Daniels Reservoir currently offers the best fishing. Try shallow areas such as the east shoreline and the upper end. Use midge pupa patterns with a strike indicator, or try small leech or BLM patterns trolled as slowly as possible.  When action picks up on other reservoirs, we will pass on information here.

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Still Waters 9-07-09

Daniels Reservoir remains the best of these.  Midge pupa under a strike indicator is the best way to find it here.  Watch for all of these to improve later this month as we cool down.

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Still Waters 9-02-09

Algae bloom has slowed fishing on Chesterfield Reservoir.  Action on Twenty-Four Mile, Springfield,  and Hawkins has also slowed.   Action is holding up well on Daniels Reservoir with good water extending above the dead trees.   Midging is the best bet, but small leech patterns and nymphs bring returns.  As we cool off later this month better days are coming.

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Still Waters 8-24-09

Fishing is slow because fish are running deep to find coolest waters.  Exceptions are gulpers which are active on surface in mornings when surface waters are coolest and such as speckled duns and trico clumps are easily visible until wind comes up.

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Still Waters 8-20-09

Fish are mostly at depth, so leeches presented deep or midge pupa at depth and under a strike indicator are the best ways to find action.  We are past the peak of best still water fishing, but things will pick up.  Springfield Res. has been slow fishing.   Chesterfield Res. is spotty, Daniels and Hawkins reservoirs both have good water pool which bodes well for fall fishing.

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Still Waters 8-17-09

Pretty much everywhere go deep to find fish in coolest water unless you see gulpers in action.   When you tie into gulpers bring them in as quickly as possible, and revive them thoroughly in order to improve their survival chances in the warmer surface waters.

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Still Waters 8-14-09

You gotta go deep almost everywhere during these summer “dog days”.   Bigger fish will be there seeking the more oxygenated waters they need to pull through until we cool down.

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