SIMPLY PERFECT is the only way to describe the fishing conditions. Every night has seen rising fish and consistent hatches. The river is in perfect shape for this weekend. Perfectly clear and the flow is 640 CFS this morning. Cooler days and nights combined with overcast conditions means every type of bug is on the water. We have seen March Browns, light Cahills, Caddis, BWOs, big stoneflies and even alder flies are starting to show up. You NEED to be here!!! Bring Dad up for a special day or grab a gift certificate so he can pick out just what he needs.
River Flow 640 CFS - Visibility is clear. AM Water Temp 60°F. - Showers likely after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 66°. Southeast wind around 9 mph. The showers will not impact the flow or the clarity as precipitation amounts are low. Don't forget even though the temps are plenty safe for trout the thermal refuges are now in effect so pay attention to posted signs.
Start off your day fishing some nymphs in and around rocks and slower pools. The fish have been more than willing to strike often. Then in the afternoon and evenings start looking to dries. The Streamer bite is on. Fish John's Lion Bugger, G's Gotcha, Circus Peanuts, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket, Conehead Muddlers and tie into some nice Rainbows. Smallmouths are also on the prowl in the TMA. Stop in the shop to Stock up on Streamers & Stone Fly Nymphs. The afternoon will see caddis hatching, then as the evening progresses the Cahill hatch is what the trout are feeding on like crazy! Smallies too!
We like the following patterns: March Brown Sparkle Duns, March Brown Spider, Light Cahill, Adams, BWOs (cloudy days), Green Caddis pupae and emergers, Circus Peanuts, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket, Hares Ear (12-16), BH Princes (10-16), BH Pheasant Tails (12-18), Rubber Legs (all colors), 20 Incher's (8-16) & Euro Bead Head Princes. Don't forget to try a San Juan or Yellow Stone Mop Fly, too. We recommend a drop rig for maximum effectiveness and use an indicator to make sure you don't miss any takes. Try the AirLock indicators if you haven't already. They are the best!
A special thanks to all the independent guides who float over our rainbows and don't contribute a dime to stocking them.
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