The fishing is Slow right now. From what we’ve heard, there was an algae bloom that killed a number of fish. There are still fish alive in the lake, but not fishing like it was. Best flies right now: Chironomids, Parachute Adams, Damsel Nymphs Best Lures: Copper Kastmaster, Green/Black Panther Martin, Pearl Swedish Pimple Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse Powerbait
Some info from the game and fish biologist about the fish kill this past weekend. Recent Gelatt Lake fish kill event: On Friday July 9th anglers at Gelatt Lake were catching fish. But by the morning of July 10th, hundreds of trout were lost due to low oxygen conditions. In addition, thousands of dead Fathead Minnows were observed. Oxygen most likely fell to lethal levels during the night due to plant respiration. While a good proportion of fish died from a lack of oxygen, it was not a total fish kill. There have been reports of fish still being caught since the event. Aerators were in operation and might have provided a zone of better oxygenated water for some fish to survive.
The fishing is Fair right now. Fishing is best early morning and late evening. Plenty of dry fly action. Best flies right now: BWO, Parachute Adams, Damsel Nymph Best Lures: Firetiger Cyclone, Green/Gold Panther Martin Best Baits: Red, White, and Blue Powerbait, Night Crawlers
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Best fishing is early morning or very late evening (8pm). Best flies right now: Blue Wing Olive, Boatman, Elk Hair Caddis Best Lures: Green/Gold Holographic Panther Martin, Green Black Fury Best Baits: Orange or Chartreuse Powerbait