Chesterfield Reservoir-Sunday July 3, 2011
What a different year this is. The reservoir is still full, and I am finally seeing damsel nymphs in the shallows.
The fish are big, fat and strong. Either fish leeches and damsels with an intermediate or #2 sinking line in the deeper water, especially if you know where existing weed beds and structure are prevalent.
Or come in to the shallower waters (around weedbeds and dropoffs) and indicator fish in anything from 1 to 10 feet of water. Fish chironomids early and then go to your favorite damsel pattern. Fish will be cruising the edges , even where the dropoff is immediate and deep.
Also-Look for Callibaetis nymphs and drys along with adult (dry) damsels. Fish Chesterfield “Hebgen ” style with a callibaetis /damsel nymph hung from a Callibaetis or dry damsel. Look out-the fish are STRONG