River Flow 598 CFS - Visibility - Clear - Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 7 to 13 mph. - AM Air Temp 68' - Daytime Air High 82' - PM Air Low 70'
Mornings best bet is nymphing with Yellow Stones or Rubber Legs with a Caddis Pupae dropper. Alder Pupae and Iso Nymphs are also very active in the riffles. Caddis', Cahill's, Sparse Alders, Iso's & March Brown's are the dry fly bite for late afternoon thru early evening !!! Remember the streamer bite is still on !!
Now for the fishing conditions. The river is clear and at a perfect flow for wading. Water temp is 60' this morning. Big Stone fly nymphs are the way to start fishing in the mornings. The Wall, The Park, Corner Pool, Monument, Sand Hole, Garbage Hole, The Elms, & Push'em Up all have a good mix of trout and smallmouths. Fish John's Lion Bugger, G's Catch'Em All, 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. Start off swinging streamers to find fish. When you get some fish on streamers switch to high stik nymphing. Stop in the shop to Stock up on Streamers & Stone Fly Nymphs. The evening bite will be dry flies. You will see Caddis', Cahill's, Iso's & March Brown's. Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the old leaders & tippet spools and replace them with fresh new leaders & tippet spools. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check to see how much floatant, lead shot, strike indicators, tippet rings are left over from last year or bring your gear into the shop and we can help you tune it up for the coming season. If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel to the shop and we can machine wind a new fly line with free backing !! If your favorite rod has broken guides, tip tops, missing hook keeper or needs new wraps.......Bring it down to the shop for repair.
We like the following patterns: Dry Flies:Caddis', Cahill's, Iso's & March Brown's, Streamers: John's Lion Bugger, G's Gotcha, Circus Peanuts, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket, Nymphs: Golden Stone (8-10) 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 Chartruese 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!
Thank all of you again for your support of this spring stocking. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your pictures of these big fish if they don't break you off. They do fight like steelhead!
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