One of the best times of year for fishing at East Lake is when the kokanee start moving towards the shallows for spawn and the trout follow them! We are noticing that kokanee are not totally out of the depths or pushing into the shallows yet. This should happen anytime. This has caused the Fall fishing to be a little slower than usual. Which means that most of our fishing efforts have been focused on deepwater nymphing. We have been fishing small (sz 16-18) red or black chironomids and size 18-20 black, red, or purple zebra midges. We are still seeing a few callibaetis fluttering around but they are getting really small. If you see them coming off, fish will take a small size 18 blue wing olive or baetis pattern will keep you covered. Fishing a dry dropper can be effective when the callibaetis are hovering around. Hatch windows are really small!
Lets keep our fingers crossed for the kokanee movement to happen sooner than later!