Originally Posted by Crabby2004
I just said Hi in passing but I did see some action when along side of you. I was in the blue alumaweld open boat.What type of nymphs were you fishing and size and color would be nice to know? I was using the standard hoochies with worms. RAlph
We were not fishing nymphs. We were fishing small leech patterns that I tie. One of us was fishing olive & burnt orange and the other fishing maroon & black. The specific pattern and color is not important, it's the presentation that matters. The fish are very lethargic this time of year and anything less than a dead slow retrieve is too fast. The fish are mostly right on the bottom eating Daphnia. Your lure/fly needs to be a foot or so off the bottom and moving VERY slowly.
Sometimes the fish slap our patterns with their tails to stun the prey (I assume) as you can feel the bump, but no hook-up. When that happens we stop all movement of the fly for about 3-seconds then start to retrieve again. The fish usually nail it the instant we move it as they think it is getting away! This scenario happens very frequently!
Good luck to ya the rest of the Winter. We only fish there for the carryover fish and stop fishing when they stock it with the fresh stockers so you won't see us there much longer.