Davis: Trollers Hook Trout

The water temperature at Lake Davis has cooled down to 58 degrees and trout fishing for trollers has shifted into high gear.
“Boaters are experiencing the top fishing while trolling at 6 to 18 feet in the main creek channel,” said Jeanne Graham at the J&J Grizzly Country Store. “Most anglers are catching their limits. The best flies to troll are cinnamon Woolly Buggers, while the top lures are Baby Simons and Rapalas. Most of the fish are in the 17 to 24 inch class.”
If you want to catch trout on a fly rod, she recommended fishing from a float tube beyond the weed beds. Cinnamon Woolly Buggers and midge patterns are producing the most consistent action.
Bank fishing is very tough throughout the lake because of the weeds that choke the shoreline. “You need to chuck your bait out behind the weed lines to reach the trout,” said Graham. “Your best bet is to use a heavy sinker to get your PowerBait or nightcrawler to the fish.”
Most anglers are focusing on trout at this time, so Graham hasn’t heard of any reports on largemouth bass or catfish success on the lake lately.
Lake Davis is holding 52,968 acre feet of water, 64 percent of capacity and 93 percent of average.

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