Monday, April 19, 2010

Evening Nymphing For Rainbows

Tonight I managed a quick trip to visit some rainbow trout that are working the emerging midge hatches. In the calm evening air, thick clouds of large midges were holding over the dam when I arrived. There were a few fish interested in nymphs in the calm water, but when the wind came up and put a rough chop on the water, I was getting more action from the waves dancing my nymph setup underwater. These fish are getting hotter on the five weight as spring warms up with acrobat leaping displays as well as bulldogging hard for the weeds.

A standard rainbow trout on this lake

The water is turbulent from the winds arriving

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