North Fork Reservoir Fishing Reports

pdxflyguy

Member
Yesterday in our power boat we made it up past the upper reservoir almost to the log jam in the early evening. The water & air is a little cooler there & it gets nice and shady in the evening. The fish were surfacing all over the place. Every 10 - 20 seconds. Appeared to be trout. We anchored up , got three lines in the water for an hour, and tried everything ....and couldn’t get more than maybe 2-3 bites. Salmon eggs. Power bait. Trout magnets. Spinner lures. With and without bobbers. With and without weights. The fish were taunting us , jumping 1-2 feet from our hooks. Kudos to them. What the heck were we doing wrong ? I’ve done more fly fishing than spin fishing so I was out of ideas after the bait , indicator and weight changes. Trying to teach my boys how to fish and I want to get them some success without giving up and going to a trout farm. Looking forward to going back with a new strategy. Thanks!!!
 

Echskech

New member
Honestly my guy, it sounds like you'd see some real success blending your fishing styles. I'd recommend throwing a water bobber (clear and floats but has some weight for casting) with 2 or 3 of your best nymph emerger strung of a few feet of tipet. Switch to caddis pupae about mid day.

Best of luck to you and your family.
 
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