Grasshoppers!

Alpine Lakes - CA (Mono County)


by Tom Loe
7-25-2016
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Seek the flow grasshoppers, seek the flow. Fish those inlets and outlets this time of year. There are some good looking 1-4 lb. Oregon planted holdover rainbows making it interesting in some of the local alpine lakes. Blue skies and warm temps will get the trout on the chew. Tubers trolling streamers with full sinking lines can get into some fish while targeting drop-offs, inlets, & structure. Agent Orange, Crystal Leeches, Loebergs, Spruce-A-Bu’s, and Punk Perch patterns are good calls to use along drop-offs, structures like submerged stumps, and near inlets. Try dry dropper rigs using hi-vis mayfly patterns as your indicator/dry fly while suspending a small midge, Killa-baetis or Assassin nymph below it 2-3 feet during low light periods. The wild brookies and browns can be fooled using this technique during the warmer summer months.

These fisheries open the last Saturday in April & close November 15th. Weather related closures may prohibit access during otherwise open periods of the trout season.



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