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Still Water 6-20-15

For all the irrigation reservoir to the southeast ( Chesterfield, Daniels, Hawkins,Springfield, Treasureton, 24-Mile), damselfly activity is the big happening for interesting fish. Not many speckled duns yet.  Now is the time to be on these reservoirs. The low run-off we have had this year means these reservoirs will likely be drawn down by mid summer because of irrigation demands. That will bring on warming waters making for tougher fishing.

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Still Waters 6-16-15

Damselfly mating and egg laying activities are making for good fishing on all our reservoirs. After a relatively slow spring we here action on Springfield Reservoir has really picked up because of damselflies. Try your dry patterns there to help avoid the growing weeds.

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Still Water 6-13-15

Damselflies are pretty much the name of the game with Daniels and Springfield Reservoirs being best bets for fishing nymphs and dries. Twenty-Four Mile has been a a bit “iffy” with respect to the damselflies. There is a question as to whether Chesterfield Reservoir is filling or not. Water coming out seems a bit low and clear, but how much is coming in? Filling is best for fishing, especially come summer months.  Harriman Fish Pond will receive an injection of hatchery fish before the end of this month.  So If you want a chance at the big hold-overs, better go there in the next week or so. Try damselfly and speckled dun life cycle patterns or small leech and snail patterns.

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Still Waters 6-9-15

For all reservoirs to the southeast (Chesterfield, Daniels, Hawkins, Springfield, Treasureton, Twenty-Four Mile) the big news is that damselflies are emerging, flying, mating, and laying eggs. This sure makes fly selection easy. Adult and nymph patterns are the essentials on each reservoir.

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Still Waters 6-5-15

From our reservoirs to the southeast (24-Mile, Chesterfield, Daniels, Hawkins, Treasureton) comes word that damselfly activity is getting going. Right now its mostly the nymphs moving, so dry fly action is on the way. No dry fly action yet from either damselflies or speckled duns. For now on all of these reservoirs, break out your intermediate and Type II sinkers to present your favorite damselfly nymph patterns. Prefer presenting with indicators, you say? Use that floating line to hang your favorite damselfly nymph about two feet above the bottom.  Especially at Daniels, doing the same with an indicator and midge pupa pattern still works well, especially at the upper end.

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Still Waters 5-30-15

Best still water fishing is at Twenty-Four Mile Reservoir where the damselfly hatch is in full swing with fish responding to both nymphs and dries. It looks like the same happening at Daniels Reservoir is in the near future, but for now try midge pupa patterns under that indicator and search for the taking depth. So far fishing at Hawkins Reservoir is holding up with damselfly nymph patterns while fishing at Chesterfield Reservoir has been a bit slow.

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Still Waters 5-19-15

Not many fish are being landed from Treasureton Reservoir, but those that get that far are big. Try damselfly nymph and snail patterns. Midge pupa patterns under an indicator and at taking depth will get you into fish on Daniels Reservoir.  Twenty-Four Mile Reservoir offers good fishing for those using leech and damselfly nymph patterns and midge pupa patterns under an indicator. At Hawkins Reservoir try damselfly nymph and leech patterns in front of the dam for some action.

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Still Waters 5-9-15

Even though they are not filled, fishing on Chesterfield and Twenty-Four Mile Reservoirs has been good, with some nice ‘bows being caught. Action on Daniels Reservoir has picked up. There is more water here because a conservation pool applies.  Hawkins has action with cutthroat responding near the dam. What is interesting is that leech patterns seem currently to be working best in all these waters.

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Still Waters 3-28-15

Some of our still waters are beginning to shape up to the point of good fishing. Daniels Reservoir seems to be among the best. Try midge pupa patterns drifted a foot or two from the bottom and under an indicator. Try the same at Hawkins Reservoir which is also producing.  The Dairy Creek Road, passable but rutted, leaves the pavement at Hawkins Dam to provide quickest access to Daniels Reservoir. Chesterfield remains slow with discolored water. Twenty-Four Mile Reservoir is beginning to produce, and the road is passable with care.  We have very few good reports to date for Springfield Reservoir where water is low and somewhat discolored.

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