TROUT: (VERY GOOD) Fall action is in full swing wih lots of nice fish being caught. Cuttbow, Rainbow, Cutthroat and Browns have all made appearances. Numerous fish in the 5 to 7 pound class are bending rods accross the lake. Trolling turned back on. Bite has been spread through out the day. Lots of different baits are working. Tas Devils and Rapala coming on strong. Flies, lures or bait your way is working now. (Courtesy of Eleven Mile Marina)
KOKANEE SALMON: (SLOW) Fish are being caught but only sporadically. The time put in yields very little. Fish for Trout and get lucky on Salmon. Arnie's Dynamac, Mack's Kokanee Killer and Wedding Rings on Down rigger or lead core. The Dream Stream is full of four year olds. Fun to catch if you can and you can. Remember the section between Spinney and Eleven Mile is all catch and release. (Courtesy of Eleven Mile Marina)
NORTHERN PIKE: (GOOD) The Tournament results are posted. Action remains decent. Spinner Baits, Spoons and Sticks all working well. Try the West end just off the over flow channel in 20 feet of water. East Side of Howbert to Witchers Cove also has been good. (Courtesy of Eleven Mile Marina)
DREAM STREAM: (EXCELLENT) Look for excellent fishing for weeks to come. Anglers should prepare for hatches of midges, blue-winged olives, and Tricos. Look for lake-run fish to begin entering the system any time now. Flows have dropped to their normal historic levels for the autumn season. Effective patterns this week include #18 egg patterns, red midge larva, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #18 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, #18 Buckskins, and Top Secret Midges. Anglers can expect to see reliable hatches of midges, blue-winged olives, and Tricos. The slower pools, back channels, and tailouts are providing some good surface activity. Flies of choice are: #22 Mathew's Sparkle Dun, #24 Stalcup's CDC Biot Trico (for spinners and sunken spinners), and #24 Parachute Adams. Generally effective patterns include: # 20-22 Manhattan Midge, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #14-16 olive or orange UV Scud, #14 San Juan Worm, #18-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #18-20 Buckskin, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Mercury Blood Midge, #20-22 Foam Wing Chocolate Emerger, and #24 Stalcup's CDC Biot Trico Comparadun. (Courtesy of Pat Dorsey's Fly Fishing Report).