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Fishing Report


June 2-8, 2018 VLR Fish Report

Weather: -   (7am Temp  Sunrise/Sunset)  

Sunday 39º 5:34/8:15 Clear and warm
Monday 48º 5:34/8:15 Clear, warm, calm and light breeze to wind late night
Tuesday 46º 5:33/8:16 Thin hi clouds moving with light wind but windier late night
Wednesday 347º 5:33/8:17

Clear, warm, light breeze to wind, clouded up around 10am with clearing around 8pm

Thursday 36º 5:33/8:17

Clear dead calm 6am and 11 degrees cooler, stocked

 Friday 39º 5:32/8:18  Clear, calm, fishing was good, good, good, good even regardless of the size. DFW is doing bsp; something that is not what was
Saturday 42º :5:32/8:18 Clear and very windy all day, no watercraft hit the water and only the bravest sat in the wind today

This week started out cool then warmed up with breezy conditions for a couple days. Fishing overall has been good if you use mice tails with the #10 Mosquito hooks as recommended. You can pump up the action by trying different combinations of worms, salmon eggs, mice-tails, or whatever (marshmallow).
The stock truck arrived Thursday from Black Rock hatchery and stocked all 3 waters including the creek. Red lake is still breaking up.  Blue and Cooney are ice-free, one of the Frogs is ice free and the other two are starting to feel the heat.
BAIT:  Crawlers are number one then bubble gum mice tail and red with tan head also salmon eggs worked part of the week.
LURES:  The best action was on Rainbow pattern Buoyant's, small perch Kastmasters, but try all your hardware until you find the action they are looking for. Remember to use the lure properly by adding the right swivel for attaching the line to the lure for the best action. Black Rooster Tails also saw some action. Had a great ripple on the water most of the week.
FLY AND BUBBLE: Not much action as yet, but if you want to give it a shot try Small surface midges, emergers, Rickard's stillwater nymph, Zug Bugs, and Grey Hackle yellow grey tail. Best action is when their is a chop on the water which is usually late afternoon to legal limit at night. Hatches were going off yesterday with tons of gnats, mosquitoes and small whitish moths, so go from that.
FLY RODS: Olive Twin Lakes Special or my Dirty Doc, crystal flash olive or black woolly bugger, stillwater nymph, red throat olive Matuka's, olive Hornberg's, Grey Ghosts, but don't forget to float some small midges by the outlet and south shore near the hole, midges are stocking to show up. Lots of small chocolate stoneflies around about a size 14
BACKCOUNTRY: No Reports as yet.

 Also, if the trout bleeds don’t throw it back into the lake, it will die. If you care about the resource please be careful when releasing fish back into the water, and IT ATTRACKS BEARS. If you plan to use a rag on your fish, don't throw it back, it will die if you remove it's protective coating.


Trophy Trout for the week
 (Little Virginia/LV, Big Virginia/BV, Trumbull/T)

Codey Brown age 9 from Fontana, 1 1/4 lb male Brook trout LV 6-5-18


Codey Brown
Codey Brown age 9 from Fontana, 1 1/4 lb male Brook trout LV 6-5-18

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