Ennis Lake Fishing Report 4-4-2015

Fishing Conditions

The Ice is officially off Ennis Lake, and has been for quite some time now.  There is still the challenge of navigating the lake with the giant islands emerging in the center and the lower water levels.  If your brave enough to skirt a jet boat over the low spots or row a raft or drift boat, you will be rewarded with some fiesty rainbows and huge browns near the inlets.  They are hitting flashy streamers, try kreelex in silver or gold, or a white zonker. Remember to be very cautious of the redds, as the fish are using the entire inlet to do their thing!

Also, remember your fishing boundaries (what is lake and what is river) as the section of the river above the inlet is off limits at this time of year.   No worries though, the lake if stacked with plenty of fish!!!

Fly Patterns


Little Dry Fly Activity at this time.


Hares Ear 14,16: P-Tail 14,16: Olive Hares Ear 14,16:


Kreelex Minnow in Gold and Silver, White Zonker, Natural Zonker, White Double Bunny, Sparkel Minnow Sculpin, Sparkle Minnow White: Krystal Buggers 4,6,8

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