We've had a very tumultuous week of weather lately, filled with storms, rain, highly unstable conditions, and not much in the way of focused stillwater angling. That said, the weather report suggests we are heading into a run of nice, stable weather. Nights remain cool, and our guts are telling us that the lake game is definitely back on.
On Hebgen, we are looking forward to some good clam stable conditions that set the stage for gulper action. Callibaetis and tricos are the main players, but don't sleep on ants or even spruce moths and hoppers.
The recent cool, rainy weather has also probably had an effect on water temps, cooling off some of the smaller waters that were hinting at being too warm for great angling. As it goes in the latter days of summer, the chance of finding some super interesting (I didn't say easy) angling on the area lakes remains high!
At risk of sounding a bit like a broken record, be ready for anything. You might very well encounter hatch activity or trout looking for Chironomids, Callibaetis mayflies, multiple caddis species including the large travelling variety, damsel and dragonflies, terrestrials, and of course, leeches. Don't sit still. Get out there. Look for signs of insect and fish activity, and react accordingly. Lots of people enjoy a day at the lake without even bringing fishing rods. There is no reason you should avoid going to the lake to fish just because you're worried about not catching a pile of fish!