The weather is going to cool off next week, and this will be just the ticket for fishing to pick up on these places. Right now Daniels Reservoir is the top producer with fish being taken on midge pupa below an indicator, but give things a bit of time, and other waters will be just as good.
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.
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.
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.
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.