Although newly stocked trout (stockers) are fairly easy to catch, many anglers report that the larger trout 'the Walters'- in these stillwater fisheries are hard to find and not as cooperative as they should be. Or maybe it's that the average fly angler doesn't know where to look...
Pothole Lakes: No Respect!
I hear it all the time. You know; comments about the gooey Loon-crap bottoms, the rotten egg smell, the choking weeds, and the list goes on. Pothole lakes really do get little respect but you may want to re-think just exactly what a pothole lake can mean to you.
Overlooking Midge Larva?
Bloodworms often get overlooked by many anglers but quite the opposite when it comes to feeding trout.
Float Tubes - The Good, Bad And Ugly
So how do you pick the one that's right for you?
Are you aware of just how versatile these lines are when fishing stillwaters?
The Midge Larva (Bloodworm)
I don't fish nearly as much from a float tube as I do from my pontoon boat these days. And when in my 'toon, I usually anchor down and work an area pretty hard before I move on. There are days though when I feel the need to take the float tube out, dust it off and give my legs a bit of a work out. It's times like this that I go back to what I call 'troll-casting'.
When stillwater fly fishing, hanging fliess under an indicator is one of the most popular if not highly preferred methods in stillwater fly fishing.
The retrieve when fishing stillwaters should, for the most part, imitate the natural movement of the flies you're fishing. Making your flies behave in a life-like manner is an important aspect of fly fishing and even though you may find at times a retrieve that in no way mimics the naturals seen in the water may induce a strike, concentrating your efforts to closely resemble the speed and swimming motion of the naturals will produce more strikes, more often.