The Spawn is On! Reds have been reported and the fishing has been fair. Be carful wadding around the reds so as not to disturb spawning rainbows. Best flies right now: Hot head leech both balanced and non-balanced, leech patterns, egg patterns. Best Baits: read and orange eggs.
The fishing is Fair to Good. Warmer weather has moved fish deeper so fishing from the bank is best early morning or evening. Best flies right now: Mr. QT, Parachute Damsel, Damsel Nymph Best Lures: Brown Trout Rooster Tail, Gold Kastmaster, Copper Swedish Pimple Best Baits: Worms, Spring Green Powerbait
The fishing is Fair right now. The fish are moving deeper during the middle of the day. Best flies right now: Balanced Leech, Olive Hare’s Ear, Damsel Nymph Best Lures: Red/Gold Panther Martin, Orange Black Fury, Brown Trout Cyclone Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse Powerbait
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. The rainbows are still in spawn, but only for another week or so. Dry flies are possible on a warm, calm day. Best flies: Hot Head Leech, Olive Buzzer, BWO, Renegades Best Lures: Red/Gold Panther Martin, Rainbow Pattern Rapala Original Floater Best Baits: Red/Orange Powerbait
Twin Buttes opened up significantly yesterday in the wind. About 65% of the lake is now open including the boat ramp. There is still ice in the first bay and on the East end of the lake by the first outhouse. It was open water from the West end all the way past the boat ramp and all along the North shore. Should start to fish well with chironomid flies, and eggs but we’ll have to see how this goes this year.
Fishing is fair. Flies: Scuds (olive, tan, grey), Midges (red, olive, black), Damsels (blue and green), Leeches (balanced and hot-heads), Streamers (olive, brown, orange, purple) Bait and Lures: Rapalas (fire tiger, rainbow, brown in countdown, floating, and jointed), Krocodiles, Daredevils (red/white, black/white), redworms, large nightcrawlers, Pink and green glitter powerbait
Twin Buttes has been fishing Good Ice 2.5″-6″, thickness was extremely varied from reports but those that found ice they were comfortable with did well. Jigging raps, and darters seemed to be the trick. As always conditions can change quick so use best judgment and be safe.