Fly Fishers Should Target Lake’s West Side
The water temperature on Lake Davis is in the low to mid sixties. The overall fishing has been a bit on the slow side, but that should all change as the water temperature cools down.
“Some folks are limiting out and others are getting skunked,” reported Jeanne Graham of J & J's Grizzly Store and Camping Resort.
She advised fly fishermen to fish the west side and top of the lake. Danny, a local angler, has been using ice cream cone and wiggle tails with success.
Bank anglers fishing Eagle Point, Old Camp 5 and Mallard have had the best reports. Use PowerBait or worms.
“Trollers should fish near the big island,” she disclosed. “Use Wee Dick Nites in Copper Red Head, Red Dot Frog, or Fire Tiger colors. Bait fishing on the northeast side of the big island has been seeing some results.”
Work on Honker Cove boat ramp is progressing, slowly. The lake is at 70% of capacity.
“The smoky conditions of the last couple of weeks seem to be improving lately,” said Richard Wiggin of Wiggin’s Trading Post in Chilcoot.
“Gail and Jerome came out to the lake and caught a 2 pound, 14 inch rainbow at Turkey Point using worms,” he stated. “They also caught 10 catfish.”
Frenchman boat launch is now open on the weekends and should be fully operational once the stripping is completed. Chilcoot and Cottonwood campgrounds have closed for the season. Spring Creek, Frenchman, and Big Cove remain open.Back To Reports