The wild trout waters around the parkway and high country provide great fishing throughout the summer months and have great populations of fish! These waters are marked with gold and blue diamond signs and are artificial-lure single-hook fishing only!
Fishing with a two fly, dry and dropper nymph rig is very effective. Fish yellow stonefly patterns in pockets and seams. As said before, terrestrial patterns such as beetles, inchworms, and ants will bring fish to hand! Also, spinner mayfly patterns have been deadly just before dark.
Bass Lake, Trout Lake, and Price Lake also offer fishing opportunities throughout the summer. Bass Lake and Trout Lake both have populations of largemouth bass and bluegill and popper fishing has provided some fun fishing. Trout in Price Lake have been caught on streamer patterns fished deep along with bass and bluegill. Trout have also been caught in the evening rising to mayfly patterns.
Delayed Harvest waters have now changed over to a catch and keep fishery so fishing pressure will make for tough fishing. With that being said, fish can still be found in less likely areas such as along undercut banks and shallow riffles. Nymphing with mayfly and caddis patterns should produce fish. Good hatches of caddis flies have been hatching mid morning along with midges. Sulphur mayflies and yellow stones are also hatching with the majority of the bugs active in the evening. Don’t forget to look for terrestrials such as beetles and ants this time of year. They provide a ton of food for trout during the summer months!