The fishing is Good, Caddis are hatching and coming off Flow Rate: 500-550 cfs Current Flow Rate Water Clarity: off color but not bad Best Flies: Caddis Larva and small caddis flies, Pats Rubber Legs, San Juan Worms and stone fly imitations Best Lures: Gold and Silver colors
Fishing is Good, the fish are looking for bugs and to the top for dries. Fish are a little line shy with the low clear water Flow rate: Holding steady at 75cfs Current Flow Rate Chart Water Clarity: Clear Best Flies: Midge and Baetis patterns (BWO and PMD), rock worms and starting into San Juan worms. Best Lures: Gold and Copper color
The fishing is Good, water is clear and fish are holding in the fast water seams and on shelfs. Flow Rate: Holding steady at 450 cfs Current Flow Rate Best Flies: Lots of Baetis and Midge patterns, Rock Worms, and San Juan worms Best Lures: Gold and Copper colors are doing well
Fishing is Good, clear water with fish getting line shy but looking to the top for bugs Flow rate: 75 cfs Current Flow Rate Chart Best Flies: Blue Wing Olive (BWO) size 18-22, San Juan Worms, Rock Worms, Midge and Baetis patterns size 18-22 Best Lures: Gold, Silver, Trout Colors
Fishing is Slow to Fair. Lots of rain last couple days muddying up the water with sediment. Flows are 451 CFS and holding. https://www.usbr.gov/gp-bin/hydromet_dayplt.pl?gdwy&q_i Best flies right now: RS2, Rock Worms, San Juan Worms, and Baetis patterns Best lures right now: Gold and Copper Mepps and Rooster Tails. Best bait right now: N/A
Fishing has been slow to fair. Catching a good amount of the small stockers that where put in this spring but big fish have been slow from shore, better from a boat. Lake is extremely full so bank fishing can be hard. Bait: worms of bottom, power bait (rainbow, green) Flies: big streamers, Bite-me-buggers, hot heads, eggs Luers: Dardevil (red/white, gold), rapals (brown trout, pearch)
Thanks to or partners at Two Dogs for gitting out and checking some lakes yesterday. Now is a great time to look at booking your early season trip. https://www.flystore.net/two-dogs-guide-service/ Lake was 90% still iced over. Road was not passable all the way to lake.
From our friends at Lake John Resort lakejohnresort.com Ice Fishing/Conditions Report Lake John/Delaney Butte/Cowdrey Lakes 22, January, 2020 Good afternoon! We aren’t receiving much snow form this storm here, just a dusting. All the roads to the lakes are plowed, snow packed in areas but accessible. More detail on certain lakes below. Vehicles, snowmobiles and 4 wheelers are continuing to venture out on the ice here at Lake John and the Delaney’s. Lake John = 14-16” of ice with 0-4” of snow on top of the ice depending on pockets drifted from wind. Roads accessible with some drifting near the edges and the road is still accessible to the south end of the lake. Lots of fisherman fishing this lake, most reporting it to be very slow but the ones catching fish are very satisfied with the size and overall health. Still a mix of baits being spoken about: everyone is using something different right now, meal worms, wax worms, kastmasters, colored jig heads with shrimp, tubes with garlic oil, hd ice dynamic lures, peddle bugs in white. North Delaney = Near the boat ramp is 10-12” of ice, west side 14-16” of ice and 2-6” of snow on top of the ice. Anglers are reporting this lake to be very slow as well and the key is to fish it very early morning and late evening. South Delaney = Lake capped with solid 14-16” of ice, 2-4” of snow on ice. Roads around lake on west and northeast side of lake are drifted/not passable. Anglers reporting steady bite other than from 2 to 3:30pm using white Berkeley tubes in 16 FOW & spoons. East Delaney = 10-14” of ice near the parking area. No recent fishing information shared. Cowdrey = capped with 10-14” of ice. Most anglers reporting no fish movement on cameras or anything being caught. Big Creek = This lake is only accessible by snowmobile at this point. Last measurement of ice reported to us was 8” with fishing being active. A continued FYI… The North Park Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the ice fishing contests for Delaney Buttes as follows: – Delaney Butte Lakes Ice Fishing Contest February 1st 2020 Details and information available at: northparkchamber.net or lakejohnresort.com (fishing tab)