Last Friday, after spending a little of time on Court in Malad, Idaho, I drove over to Weston Reservoir to spend a few hours fishing. I arrived about 12:00 pm which is a little late in the day for fishing but the Solunar calendar indicated that there was a Minor time for fishing between 1:00 and 2:00. For the first hour everything was really quiet and I was able to catch just one rainbow trout on a size 6 brown bead head woolly bugger. About 1:30 the fishing picked up and I caught 8 rainbow trout in about 30 minutes of fishing. I caught all of these rainbows either on a double renegade or single renegade. I had quite a few more strikes where I wasn’t able to hook up with the fish. I was just happy that I out-fished the two guys with Power-bait.
Weston Reservoir also has Bluegill, Yellow Perch, and Smallmouth Bass. I saw some 12-16″ Smallmouth bass cruising the shore line but they didn’t show any interest in any of the flies tossed in their direction.
Brown/Olive Woolly Bugger – Bead Head
Double Renegade, size 12
Renegade, sizes 12-14
The Blackfoot River was a low for this time of year but the fishing was ok. I caught 6 cutthroats – one 21″, 2 16″, and the rest were 8-10″. I lost a couple of nice fish too. The best news….no carp!! Last year carp were everywhere but it looks like the carp trap is back in the river and doing its job.
Hopefully over the next few weeks we will see the blue damselflies and some other fly hatches.
Here is the 21″ cutthroat caught on a black and red woolly bugger (size 4) (same pic/different angle):
Dodging soaking thunderstorms was the name of the game on Stump Creek this last Friday. In between some drenching thunderstorms, fishing was quite good. Between three fisherman, we caught over 40 fish and missed a lot more. Most fish were in the 8-10″ class but we caught around 15 that were 12″ +. I caught around 20 fish – one 18″ brown and the rest were cutthroat. A really nice 18″ snapped my line.