The report today will concentrate on two Stillwater Fly Fishing options, Prosser Reservoir Smallmouth Bass and Milton Reservoir Brown Trout. There is a nice morning chill in the air. This means change is coming so better get out before the weather changes too much. Should be a good weekend to target any of the reservoirs.
Prosser Reservoir Fly Fishing Report
Prosser Reservoir is fishing really well for smallmouth bass. Trout are getting caught occasionally by fly fishers but, mostly it is Bass time. Some fairly nice Bass are being caught.
Prosser Reservoir Fly Fishing Conditions
The water is super clear and surface temp is 71 mid-day. The level is dropping about 5+/- inches a day. The boat ramp is still useable.
Prosser Reservoir Fly Fishing Tactics
Smallmouth Bass will eat your Trout Flies. No need for anything fancy here. All techniques will work Poppers, Indicator Nymphing, and Streamers. Try Poppers early and late in the day and fish Indicator rigs or Steamers during the middle of the day. Look for rocky structure or, any structure, to fish around like the Dam face or East shore. Fish your Streamers on a sinking line deep and slow.
Poppers 6-8, Woolley Buggers 6-10, Balanced Leeches 8-10, Clousers 6, Crawdads 4-6 Pheasant Tails 14-16, Haresear 14-16, Midges 16-20, and SJW.
Prosser Reservoir Fly Fishing Report Summary
Great for Smallmouth Bass. Try Poppers early or late in the day. Indicator nymphing or steamers on a sinking the during the middle of the day.
Milton Reservoir Fly Fishing Report
Milton Reservoir is not an easy place to get to or to fish this time of year. There are fewer fish this year however they are much larger then the previous seasons. What make this place so nice is the beauty, silence, and husky Brown Trout.
Milton Reservoir Fly Fishing Conditions
Milton Reservoir is cold 54 degrees mid-day, the water is clear. The level is pretty steady and normal for this time of the season. There is good weed growth throughout the shallow areas.
Milton Reservoir Fly Fishing Tactics
Milton is best fished from a floating device. No gas motors are allowed here. There are several places that you can fish from shore but, some are challenging to get to. The dry fly action seems to have slowed down and all of my success lately has come from slow stripping nymphs and streamers or indicator nymphing. Have not had to go to super small flies yet. The retrieve or lack of seems to be more important. Some days its moderate retrieve speed others its is slow.
Woolley Buggers 6-10, Balanced Leeches 8-10, Sheeps Creek 14-16, Pheasant Tails 14-16, Flashback PT 14-16, Haresear 14-16, Callibeatis 14-16, Micro May 16-18, and Midges 16-20.
Milton Reservoir Fly Fishing Report Summary
Good fishing for husky Brown Trout for those that like to be challenged in their fishing. Indicator nymphing or sinking line techniques have been the ticket here. Super beautiful location.
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