Unlike the economy, the fishing seems to be on the up-swing. I just fished Baum Lake with a friend of mine who works at Fall River Outfitters, the new sporting goods shop in Fall River Mills. The fishing was real good – a successful day with landing at least two dozen nice Browns! The Calabaetis have not yet started, but it won’t be long. The fish seemed to be very eager to take any nymph we swung or fished under the indicator. There was not a huge amount of fish on top but those that were there were taken easily with a Blue Wing Olive or a Pale Morning Dunn. Fish were at a medium-to-deep depth as far as nymphing goes. Another area we ran into a good number of fish was right in the weed beds at Baum. The intermediate line worked well when pulling a small Baetis Nymph. In addition, dead-drifting with a Midge under an indicator was very productive, with a lot of fish grabbing at the end of the drift as it swung straight. The trick of the day seemed to be staying on the go, moving around the lake, and not sitting in one place too long . A 6X tippit and a ten foot leader seemed to do the job. Keep in mind that Baum Lake is more like a big spring creek, so using tactics as you would do on Fall River or Hat Creek work very well there.