Gillette Fishing Lake, WY

Stocking Bay

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Outing Information

Date
Start/End Time
6:30pm to 8:45pm
Best Fishing Time
8:00pm to 8:45pm
Rating
Fair
Classification
Public
Water Temp
-
Water Clarity
Stained - 1' to 3' visibility
Water Level
Lower
User
McCaskill

Fish Caught

Crappie

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
10 6" #8 Cream Hares Ear Flash Back
10 6"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 10" #18 Mahogany Burnt Wing Hendrickson
1 10"
Total: 11 fish

Weather

SkiesMorningAfternoonEvening
Sunny X
Mostly Sunny X
Precipitation
None X
Wind
None X
Very Light - <5 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
70.0°F / 67.0°F
Wind Direction
N
Weather Front
-
Barometer
29.99-30.01 rising
Moon Phase
58% Full (Waning gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.

Hatches

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Insect Seining

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Fishing Partners

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Waypoints

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Notes

Crappie were very game within a few feet of the bank. Prefer a slowly moving target to a stationary one. If using a heavier bead head, 'palm crawl' it slowly. Better yet use a weightless nymph with a very slow sink. 1.5-3ft of water.

Attempted pure nymphing without indicator- still need practice. Some strikes by my timing is terrible without an indicator.

Once the sun dipped behind distance clouds after 8pm the trout went wild. breaching and bug sipping. Switched to dry fly and got many hits, only landed one.