Wednesday, May 29, 2013

We have been receiving sporadic rain fall over the last few days. As a result of our smaller creeks have started to rise slightly, this rise in water levels have been helpful. However recently we have received a few heavy thunderstorms throughout the water shed. As of writing this report all of our streams and rivers are rising rapidly. I do not have any idea how high water flow will reach, for the next few media days dry fly fishing may be out of the question. Keep in mind rapidly rising water levels will create excellent opportunities for the streamer fishing. Like always if we are willing to adjust to the given conditions, we can find excellent opportunities unique fishing.
The water temp have been in ideal conditions to get the bugs hatching. The bugs that are hatching are a size, 16 yellow mayfly known as sulphurs and a size 14 and 16 caddis. Most of the bug activity and the feeding activity is in the afternoon time frame. Often in mid-to late afternoon there can be what is a referred to as a nymph drift. This is the size 16 sulphurs nymphs dropping out of the faster water into the pools. If you can catch one of these nymph drops, you can experience some excellent nymph fishing. The other major bug that hatching is a Caddis, is an active but and the fish need to move fast if they want to eat the bugs. I would suggest using 5X tippet. You may also see gray fox and March browns.
If you can only fish in the AM, and the fish are not coming up. Try fishing with streamers and wilily buggers. Keep in mind that streamer fishing is not a high volume hook up fishing but you can find some of the bigger fish. Because most of the fish are feeding in the afternoon, you will need to fish there a lot of water to find a fish that will eat. Do not stay in one spot, move.    

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