I was there in March 2 years back. I hammererd big bright clousers at them, but they seemed to spook at the the splash and bright colors in that crystal water. Don't think I caught a single one on a clouser. Caught maybe two on small poppers. Subtle presentation, smaller flies with more natural colors seemed to do it for me. Caught a few on Olive Wooly Buggers with Crystal flash. Biggest fish for me was caught on a classic little black girdle bug with white legs. That Smallmouth was pushing 4 pounds and in that current gave my 5 weight the fight of it's life.
I had tied on the girdle bug to cast at a carp when the small mouth spotted it from about 15 feet away. I would definitely bring your favorite carp flies if you are into them. There are some big ones once you get below Dolan Falls. I bet I saw a hundred over 10 pounds on the stretch next to blue sage just didn't have time to pull over and put the stalk on them. Next time.........
Did a lot of snorkeling, didn't see any crayfish, but I'm sure they are there. There are lots of small bait fish running around. The fly I really wish I had had would have been a big foam dragon fly. Those were everywhere at that time.
Edited by winchester44 (02/16/16 04:13 PM)