Davis Lake - June 2018

Lower Columbia Flyfishers

Jerry Schroeder and I went to Davis lake for the last week in  June.   Now they require reservations in most camp sites there.  Morning/night temps were 33 degrees !!,, day temps good in high 70’s.    Good fishing,   trout healthy and fat; in the 4 to 6 lb class  ; white fish just as large.  Jerry caught most of the fish, although I had a few and many losses and short hits.   We used  the three flys noted in most cases. so it must be “the Indian and not the arrow” Lake about one to two feet lower than average.  Great caddis hatch in evening.. not many  damsels, although the newly emerging adults started to show the last day.  The “Buchman give-up retrieve “ caught two or three large rainbows.  Good numbers of 10-12  inch rainbows noted.

Here is one of the large 5 lb trout, you can tell by the fly /fish size how big it was, couldn’t lift it up for a side view ‘cause it was too heavy and would tilt the boat dangerously , so “better safe then sorry”... Bob