Here is a guest report from Will Dea:
Although fishing was somewhat challenging due to the recent weather, we
still had a great time. Everyone hooked into fish and a number of nice
sized ones were landed. Flies that seem to work best for our group were
dark small leech/bugger patterns in sizes 8-12 (crawfish orange, black,
dark purple), dark olive damsel nymphs, and flashback PT's. Best times
were in the early morning hours and after 3:00 pm.
We have a group of 7 anglers at Eagle Canyon for the next two days. I stopped in for about an hour this morning. The sun was out, the water was clear, and people were hooking up! I saw several fish landed and several more that got away. Fish were eating leech patterns size 8 in black and orange. The water was surprisingly clear so I think smaller flies will be a good bet later in the day.
Here is a guest report from Dave, one of our regulars at Eagle Canyon:
We had very limited visibility in the ponds due to recent rains. It didn't rain a lot during our day but at times the wind gusts were in the 45+MPH range.
We managed to land 7 fish between us, some smaller and a few slugs. Big flies earlier in the day with smaller flies getting grabs toward evening.
January 6: Opening Day 2017
We moved Opening Day 2017 up one day to avoid some nasty weather forecast for Saturday. Our opening day crew from the California Walnut Company enjoyed a beautiful day and some great fishing. It definitely felt like the calm before the storm. When we arrived fish were cruising and midging in the surface film. The fishing was red hot in the morning, with fish hooked on every 2nd or 3rd cast for much of the morning. After lunch the fishing slowed down a little, but fishing was still productive. The hot flies today were brown rubberlegs size 8 and olive crystal buggers size 8. Some fish were caught on smaller nymphs, too. The average fish was around 5 pounds. The biggest I saw landed was about 10 pounds. One of our guests reported landing fish up to 28".
Greg with a big rainbow
Luke caught a lot of fish today
Luke's big fish
Greg with another big one
April 10, 2016: Mid-day hatches!
As we approach our last week of Eagle Canyon, we're getting some good BWO hatches. Bring BWO nymphs and dries!
We've had 10-15 lb fish netted this week- the big boys don't get pinned very often!
Floating lines continues to be the tool of choice, with 9 foot leaders, sized down to 3-5X. Damsel & mayfly nymphs with a midge trailer will a surefire setup-- if using an indicator, balanced leaches and olive micro mays(size 16-18s) have been working best.