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Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Mike Lyons
You are missing a bet...

Buck snort,
Carnero looks difficult and messy to get into and out of. It can be. Go anyway!! The lake has an EPIC damsel hatch early/mid June for about six weeks. IF the lake does not winter...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By Mike Lyons
Carnero Lake update...

As of 2:00PM this afternoon the damsel hatch is still on. The lake will be very busy this weekend, based on the number of campers already there. Fishing was good today. 25+ to the net. About half...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By Mike Lyons
Carnero should be fun...

The wind has been howling for several days BUT, forecast weather is for five degrees higher than average temps (68-72 degrees) with light winds beginning Saturday. The lake is full and quite clear. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Mike Lyons
Good news on Hawley!

The lake was drained (not completely) in 2014/15. As a result, very little pressure last year. Last fall I had several days over 30 fish (C&R). Water quality was good and the lake was about 80%...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,785
Posted By Mike Lyons
Fished it yesterday...

Foam wing brown emergers, were hot for an hour early morning. The big numbers were turned in with a 1-1/4" chammie (sp?) leech w/a small red bead head nymph trailing. Set your indicator at 6-7'. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mike Lyons
Jimmy's Fly Shop in Downtown Idaho Falls...

Those guys will tell you where to go, what to use and how to get there. I fished Chesterfield Res. during the damsel hatch and whacked 'em! No fish less than 20" for two days! Ask for Everett. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,552
Posted By Mike Lyons
The Potato Lakes...

It's been a couple of years for me but you gotta fish Chesterfield Lake (and several other lakes in the potato fields) north of Lava Hot Springs when the damsels come on in June. We got schooled by...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By Mike Lyons
We were too early...

Arivaca is way up this year. The water comes all the way up to the new ramp. Did the annual trip three and a half weeks ago. Did OK on the bass up to about 3 lbs., but did not see a single red...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By Mike Lyons
Look at you...recognized for your amazing talent!

Both the ultra close-up of the brown and the rainbow hold a place of honor over my tying bench. Meeting you in that McDonalds parking lot to buy my prints a few years ago seemed a little odd...
Forum: Sell, Buy, Trade, Give Away 01-15-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mike Lyons
Fly Fishing Trailer (set up for pontoon boats) and Skookum Osprey pontoon boat

Why not have all of your gear in one place. Your pontoon(s) lashed down tight on top of a carpeted deck custom trailer and a smile on your face. That was me for the past five yecars on the roads of...
Forum: Fly Chat 04-26-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,159
Posted By Mike Lyons
Nicely done!


Nice work. Glad to see that our friends at Orvis recognize quality when they see it. One more year in first place should earn you a page or two in the catalogue!

Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,309
Posted By Mike Lyons
Hey!...Bama, lighten up.

I hesitate to enter the cage fight but...having been a regular on the site for many years (more reading and lurking than participating) my impression of your input is that you are generally looking...
Forum: Bass Outings 03-04-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,185
Posted By Mike Lyons

I spent a couple of hours flogging a small private pond in Scottsdale this afternoon that is rumored to hold some bass. The fish showed a preference for deep and slow and I managed to hook a half...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,983
Posted By Mike Lyons are gonna love it!

AZ (north Scottsdale) has been home for 20+ years. Very nice but getting more crowded. Real estate is expensive and trout fishing is OK but at least a couple of hours away.

If not for easy...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,308
Posted By Mike Lyons
Not all closed...

I fished Becker and a small "unnamed" lake south of there yesterday. No one said anything about closed waters or ramps. Let's hope the fed's have lost track of some of their holdings and that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,268
Posted By Mike Lyons
Yes...wash 'em!

My Simms G3's have seen the inside of a washer annually for five years now...just follow the instructions from Simms on their video. The water stays on the outside as advertised, and after washing...
Forum: Fly Chat 05-27-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By Mike Lyons
My fly desk set up...

Oasis Fly Benches...these things will allow you to leave all of your tools exposed, thread, etc accessible and they are portable. Check out the web site.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By Mike Lyons
Been there. Done that. Got the tee shirt...

Food was great. Company was excellent. Fishing ranged from blue bird days and plenty of nice fish taking drys to snow blowing sideways and low fish counts, but that's fishing.

You should try it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By Mike Lyons
Korkers boots

Loved my first pair and when one boot finally self destructed after five years, I called Korkers HQ, told them what happened (front toe piece broke off).

They said that the boots will wear out but...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By Mike Lyons
A little too much drama...

To quote the recently deceased Rodney King, "can't we all just get along".

Hey guys, it's supposed to be all about the fishing. Let's put the ego's aside, take out the politics, forget about who...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,749
Posted By Mike Lyons
Go to Christmas Tree for big Apache's

Ants, beetle's, hoppers off the dam to big cruisers. No boat required. It will set you back $30. but where else can you catch 18-22 inch Apaches in a beautiful place?
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,155
Posted By Mike Lyons
Take a crack at Becker!

Fished it last Sat. and caught 7 between the two of us between 10 and 2. The "small" fish was 17", the rest of them were 20" plus. According to the regulars the lake fishes best in the morning.
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Mike Lyons
I feel your pain!

When I made the commitment to go to the "long rod", about 15 years ago, and quit throwing the big plastic stuff, I fished for more than a few days before i caught my first fish on a was...
Forum: Fly Chat 12-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,526
Posted By Mike Lyons
The year of the Damsel

Best summer ever for Damsel nymphs. Carnero, Becker, Idaho lakes, Montana...big happy trout, small olive damsel's = happy fishermen, With all of the early snow up in the White's, 2012 could be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By Mike Lyons
Carnero report

The fish are healthy, pot-bellied and ready to play. Average fish will be 14-17 inches. There is some October Caddis activity coming off (orangish in color and about size 8!) but the bulk of the...
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