With the first freezes out of the way the water is cooling and the continued climbing number of fish will start to move in closer to feed more regularly. With that said, it's a great time to be out for trophy hunters as there are still plenty of big fish are being caught from all over the lake from north to south end. Stripping flies has still been the biggest producer for us so far. Although, the indicator and the "no-cator" techniques are starting to heat up. The morning and evening are still the best time for a bite, but certainly fish as long as you can because you never know when the big boys are going to come in to feed and hopefully eating what ever is on the end of your line.
Low light and even through the day dark leeches and woolies such as black, brown, and olive seem to be the ticket with hints of red, flash, or UV. The midges and nymphs in black, red, and wine are usually going to hash out a few fish from the floating line in most conditions. Regarding sinking lines, the Popcorn Beetle and the Boobie in a black, white, or tan foam and variations of brighter colors for the body have been great for the strip bite and have produced easy a half dozen fish over 20 pounds this season. Still the biggest tip is to fish where you are confident and put in work. Not huge number days so far but you have a good chance at a trophy fish. Keep the traveling to minimum (2-3 moves max a day). Keep the line wet and it will happen, no doubt. Much love and stay golden, from the PFC Family.