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Lake: Eleven Mile Reservoir


Post By: MenFisher      Posted: 5/15/2019 4:10:56 PM     Points: 964    
Fished the south shore (Rogers Mtn.) from 6-12 on May 15. Those bugs/flies were everywhere--seagulls were feasting on them on the surface, as were the trout. Naturally, no bites on any bait.
 Reply by: beewee      Posted: 5/15/2019 4:18:55 PM     Points: 0    
Next time that happens try using a clear bobber with a pheasant tail or hares ear fly. Bead head to get it down. Tie them a foot or two from the bobber and cast to the fish rising. Your luck might change!
 Reply by: MenFisher      Posted: 5/15/2019 6:49:49 PM     Points: 964    
You're right Beewee, but I forgot that rig back at home (90 minutes away). Next time...
 Reply by: Nite Fisherman      Posted: 5/18/2019 12:49:15 PM     Points: 292    
Interesting - I was up there on the 14th fishing the lower campgrounds at Witchers Cove. No mayflies at all, just a bunch of ants. The weather was partly cloudy in the a.m. with a slight breeze. By noon overcast, strong outflow winds with spotty rain.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: 5/18/2019 6:32:17 PM     Points: 2013    
Or maybe you could fish a chironomid nymph behind the bubble. Just keep in contact with the bubble. Just enough retrieve to creep it in. You’ll feel the bite. These are some of my ties. But most ice cream cones will work. In a month the Callibeatis should be happening. Better choice for the pheasant tail at that time. In MHO...You know I fished many years with the fly and bubble! Awesome way to fish. Deadly in the wind... mostly because you can cast it

 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 5/19/2019 9:59:49 AM     Points: 5433    
i2 those are great looking flies, did you tie them?
 Reply by: bruce1fish      Posted: 5/20/2019 3:16:33 PM     Points: 343    
What kind of bugs?
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: 5/21/2019 8:09:17 AM     Points: 1777    
Chironomids. A major source of fish food in nearly every lake and river. They look like a mosquito with no stinger. They are common in the early spring through June. Try to get the fly down to 1 foot off the bottom. I caught some nice trout Sunday on the adults on the surface. Use a Griffiths Gnat.