Fishing Report by Lilley's Landing.
Friday morning I used a #12 either gray or tan, unweighted scud and caught a lot of rainbows ranging from 13- to 18-inches. I started early. The west or shallow bank was in the shad till about 9 a.m. when the sun came up over the bluff. But as the sun hit the bank where I was catching fish, they didn’t stop biting. I could actually see fish better and get good casts to them.
I worked my way down the bank and eventually ended my morning at the Narrows where I continued to catch rainbows in shallow water there, though, I found these fish to be more educated then the others. The bite was less often and very short.
I did catch a few nice rainbows on the peach megaworm under a float, fishing it five-feet deep under an indicator in the channel. I did try white and didn’t get bit. I was using 6x fluorocarbon tippet.
One thing that’s really going to help our fishing here is fall weather. Today is a perfect example. It’s cloudy with a chance of rain this afternoon, and with that brings a little breeze. One reason fishing has been so tough is the blue bird sky of summer with no clouds and no wind. Wind and clouds will make a huge difference to the bite, no matter how you’re fishing. Fish bite better when there’s a chop on the surface.
With the wind comes better fishing conditions for other things used under a float. Marabou jigs, the megaworm, micro jigs, a Zebra Midge, the Pink Worm! Chase the chop!!
Good jig colors have been black, olive, sculpin and ginger. I think the peach or pink megaworm has been better than the white lately and I’ve been using a #14 Zebra Midge with a brown body and a white bead head. . . yes, white! Jeremy Hunt turned me onto them and they’ve been really out-catching the other midges.