The overcast weather we have been experiencing the last few weeks has made for good fly fishing on the local reservoirs. Water temps are still low with little solar radiation to warm things up. The fish have been up in the shallows working on Midges and Calibeatis nymphs. Not many takers on surface patterns most fish have been on indicator rigs. Easily accessible from shore right now but, when the sun comes back out things will change.
Prosser, Boca, and Stampede *** Haven’t had a chance to get to Prosser yet but I bet the same thing is happening out there too. At Boca the inlet is fishing pretty well from shore but with the water level a boat or float tube will get you out to where the fish are. Stampede has been on fire in all of the inlet areas as well. Suspending nymphs under an indicator has been really good. Almost stupid for a few hours mid-day. For nymphs try Calibeatis nymph 14, Pheasant Tail 14, Flashback PT 14, and Midges 18-16.
Milton**-*** The road to Milton is open and in Good shape. Wasn’t planning on going there so didn’t take the boat and just fishing from shore. Lots of Midges and Mahogany Duns out and about. Again, suspending nymphs under the indicator was very effective. For nymphs try Calibeatis nymph 14, Pheasant Tail 14, Flashback PT 14, Birdsnest 14, and Midges 18-16.
This Fly Fishing goodness will not last long. I have openings so lets book a boat trip!