TROUT: (EXCELLENT) Lots of large fish being landed. Lots of different methods are working. Shore or boat you have a great chance of catching fish. Trolling Kastmasters, Rapalas and Krocodiles has done well. For the deeper trollers, go to Needlefish, Mack's or Arnies. Orange has gotten hot as a popular color with the fish. Pinks and greens are only slightly less effective. Big Trout are also hugging the bottom in deep water. Nightcrawlers floated with a marshmallow from shore, especially at night are effective. Use a downrigger or lead core in order to be successful with them. The bite has been good through out the day. (Courtesy of Eleven Mile Marina)
KOKANEE SALMON: (FAIR to GOOD) The bite slowed up a bit during the Full Moon, but is starting to pick up again. It is all timing. Right place, right time, right bait, right presentation, right weather, etc... Fish are still deep out from North Shore and down to Duck Island. Orange is a good color. Pop Gear and nightcrawler on a down rigger.(Courtesy of Eleven Mile Marina)
NORTHERN PIKE: (FAIR) Action is starting to pick up but it is still work. The fish are pretty lathergic but there are plenty of Trout swimming around out there with the tell tale sign of luckily escaping the jaws of death. Work the West End on either shore line. Sucker Cove to Cross Creek or Stoll to Cross Creek. Rocky Flats has also seen some decent action. When it comes to what bait go big but retrieve slow. (Courtesy of Eleven Mile Marina)
DREAM STREAM: (GOOD) Flows are perfect right now at the Dream Stream! Releases will probably continue to rise now with inflows close to 500 cfs. Effective patterns include #14 UV Scud, #14 San Juan Worm, #12 Chamois Leech, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #18 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, #18 Buckskins, and #18 Barr's Emerger and #16 Barr's Graphic Caddis. Elk Hair Caddis, yellow Stimulators, and Amy's Ant are fooling trout on the surface. Don't rule out the previously mentioned leech patterns and other streamers either as they can produce some nice fish during the afternoon when things tend to slow down. General Effective patterns include #18 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, #18 Buckskins, and #18 Barr's Emerger and #16 Barr's Graphic Caddis. Elk Hair Caddis, yellow Stimulators, and Amy's Ant are fooling trout on the surface. Don't rule out leech patterns and other streamers either as they can produce some nice fish during the afternoon when things tend to slow down. (Courtesy of Pat Dorsey's Fly Fishing Report).