The fishing so far in May has been amazing. We have been fishing the lakes on the Falcon’s Ledge property nearly every day and some of the rivers around the area have been fishing well also. If you have not made it out to Falcon’s Ledge yet this spring to catch some fish, you should make some time to come out and fish this next month.
May is one of our favorite months at Falcon’s Ledge. The fish are actively feeding, waterfowl and wildlife are abundant around the property, and the weather is mild. We love to see the baby wildlife around the area this time of year and the blooming wildflowers as the world wakes up from the winter slumber.
The water temperatures are just right in May for midges to hatch off and the uniform water temperature throughout the water column makes fish active throughout most of the day at all depths in the lakes. Evenings are when the largest midge hatches come off in May and this creates some of the best fishing of the day. Fish feed heavily on emerging midges in the evening hours, and you will be rewarded with actively feeding fish and a beautiful evening sunset if you fish in the evening in May.
Midges and chironomids continue to be the go-to flies in May. Dropping a Sno Cone Chironomid or zebra midge off a strike indicator about 4 to 5 feet is very effective right now. Balanced leeches in green and black are also working well. These also can be dropped off a strike indicator about 4 feet. Fish will hit them as they bounce in the water column under a strike indicator. Working a woolly bugger or leech patterns in brown or black slowly on a sinking line is also an effective way to catch big browns and tiger trout in May.
We hope to see you out at Falcon’s Ledge this May for some of the best Utah fishing of the year!