Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Orvis Westlake's Tip of the Week
Throw streamers at the deeper holes or structure like logs and big rocks for the lake run smallmouth.
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 5/17/23
Great temps are being called for all weekend but with some rain in the forecast. River is low so any rain that comes will help.
Techniques & Tips as of 5/17/23
Running streamers will be the way to get the fresh smallmouth to bite anytime of the day. Poppers and sliders will work in the early morning before the sun is up.
Local Species Available Spring
Steelhead / Smallmouth / Carp
Orvis Westlake's Recommended Fly Patterns
"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:
|Bead Head Flash Zonker||White||6,8|
|Hawkins Triple Double||Rainbow||4|
|Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger||Black,Olive||6,8,10|
|Sneaky Pete Popper||Black, White, Chartr||8,10,12,14|
|Senyo's AI Intruder||White||4|
|Little Rascal||White, White/Olive||6,8,10|
Bead Head Flash Zonker
When fishing for bass, this pattern fills the need for an all-purpose big fish fly.
Orvis Westlake's Recommended Gear
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
7-Weight 10' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
PowerTaper WF Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line