Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern California
A few months back on Pyramid lake, in Nevada we had some similar conditions. Wind and currents were strong enough to drive the line pretty fast - I've swung flies slower than that on some spring creeks! A usual technique is to dredge some stripped flies right near the bottom for the huge lahonton cutthroats, but most people were using indicators in that particular spot due to the rocks. If there is anything worse than indicator fishing it is indicator fishing on a lake, so I decided to just take off the bobber and joked I was going to do some "swinging". It was reallly nice to have contact with the flies again, I can tell you - and it worked great catching fish too.
Impossible to tell exactly where these current were coming from, and an hour later the water started moving in the opposite direction for no reason I could figure out.