Friday, May 25, 2018

Diamond Lake Outing - June 9th

The Diamond Lake Outing will be held June 9th and hosted by Steve Day and Keith Hardcastle.  We will meet at the Diamond Lake South Boat Launch at 0700, where coffee and breakfast burritos will be served.  A brief fishing report will be provided prior to heading out to fish. 
Historical weather for this date shows highs in the mid 60’s to mid 70’s with lows ranging from the low 30’s to mid 40’s.  Thunder showers are always a possibility.
Diamond Lake is primarily a boat or personal watercraft fishery.  If you don’t have a boat, make plans to be in one.  There is limited shore access at various locations around the Lake however being on the water is a huge advantage.
The bugs at Diamond can be quite daunting.  While on shore and around the campgrounds and resort, mosquitoes can be a hassle, so bring your bug spray.  Once on the Lake, the mosquitoes are no problem, however a heavy midge hatch can be challenging if the wind is not blowing.  I recommend bringing a buff or other head gear that has bug netting. 
With regard to gear, a single handed rod of any size with floating line and the necessaries for indicator style fishing in 5 to 14 feet of water will do well.  Chronomid patterns, pheasant tails, hares ears and calibeatis nymphs in sizes 14 to 20 and small balanced leeches often times work well.  For those that prefer to strip or wind drift, a rig with an intermediate or hover line will serve well.  Wooly Buggers, leech patterns and soft hackles are favorites.
For those folks attending the barbecue on Saturday evening, we will meet at our campsite in the Diamond Lake Campground along the east shore of the Lake around 6:00.  We will be in spaces G31 and G34 which are located at the far south end of the campground and adjacent to the South Shore Pizza Parlor.  To access the campsites simply park in the Pizza Parlor lot and take the trail at the north end of the parking area north into the campground.  It’s a very short walk.  Bring a beverage of choice, a piece of meat that you would like to have grilled and a side dish for potluck and we’ll have a great time by the fire.  We will provide plates, utensils, napkins etc.
Any questions e-mail Steve at

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