Hosmer Lake

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08/01:

Expect callibaetis hatches in the afternoon. Expect hordes of canoe, kayak, and SUPers all day; to avoid them, fish very early and very late.

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Nymph

Size 14-16 Pheasant Tail. Brown

Emerger

Size 14-16 Quigley Cripple, Film Critic, Hackle Stacker. Gray to tan

Lakes, slow water: chuck-and-sit

Dun

Size 14-16 Sparkle Dun, Hairwing Dun, Adams, Comparadun. Gray to tan

Lakes, slow water: chuck-and-sit

Callibaetis hatches are typically weaker in August than in July.

► For several hours before the hatch, trout will feed on active, swimming nymphs. Cast your fly and retrieve it very slowly, using an intermediate line with a long leader. A Flashback Pheasant Tail, size 14-16, should work quite well.

Pupa

Size 4-10 Soft Hackle, . Brown, green , yellow, gray

Lakes; backwaters and slow sections of rivers: slow retrieve, verticle retrieve

Adult

Size 4-10 Elk Hair Caddis, Goddard Caddis, Stimulator. Body: brown, green, yellow, gray

Lakes; backwaters and slow sections of rivers: skating

► Use a size 10-12 Goddard Caddis and skate it across the surface of the lake. Prime time is the last 30 minutes of daylight.

► This hatch can last a couple of weeks in August.

► This hatch can last a couple of weeks in August.

► Use a size 10-12 Goddard Caddis and skate it across the surface of the lake. Prime time is the last 30 minutes of daylight.

Pupa

Size 10-22 Chans Chironomid Pupa, Zebra Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

► Evening midge activity can be excellent. Some days will see afternoon or morning hatches, too.

Adult

Size 2-10 Woolly Bugger, Bunny Leech, Hale Bopp Leech, Possie Bugger. Black, browns, olives

Lakes; backwaters and slow sections of rivers: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift

Ant



Adult

Size 10-16 Parachute Ant, Ant. Black, brown, red-brown

► Ants often blow out of pine trees and onto the lake when the wind picks up, creating a "mystery" hatch.

Trout


► Many fish will be in the channel between the north and south ends. Don't bother fishing there during the heat of the day, however. Wait for early morning or dusk. Reduced canoe traffic and less sunlight will improve your chances.

► In general, August is not Hosmer's best month.

► Canoe traffic is heavy in the channel, which makes fishing difficult because the weeds already constrict the channel to a narrow passage.

► Look for a small black caddis at dusk later in the month.

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