“Fish Early, Fish Late” really applies to the reservoirs these days. With so many being drawn down to meet irrigation demands water has warmed to a point that fish are active at times of most overhead cover (twilight) and when there is any cooling. Concentrate your efforts around weed beds, submerged springs, and inlets. Your favorite damselfly nymphs and midge pupa patterns work best, as usual, but think of trying dry damsel patterns, but when you do remember: “Fish Early, Fish Late.” Consider that speckled duns are becoming numerous to attract feeding. If you do not see rises to these, go to nymph patterns. Most consistent locations right now, you ask? Twenty-Four Mile and Daniels reservoirs seem most consistent in the lower valley. One of the better locations in the upper valley would be Aldous Lake if you do not mind walking a float tube for a bit more than a mile. Cutts there will be taking damselflies on the surface and very soon the same for speckled duns. If you prefer a drive-to location try Horseshoe Lake off the Cave Falls Road, but remember that a braggin’ fish there is a 15-inch rainbow or a 12-inch grayling. Want big water? try Island Park Reservoir, but head for Trude Springs with your bloodworm patterns. Come into the shop, and talk with us for more details.