Water temps 58-62 degrees. This week’s night lows will help with the fishing. It’s August and that means it’s terrestrial season. Bring your hoppers, beetles, ants, and cranes along. The fish are looking up and are eager to eat something plopped on the water. Sizes 10-14. If you’re the early bird type, tricos are here. Some streams experiencing blizzard hatches while others are only see enough to bring the fish up. Size 20-22 are what’s on the menu. On warmer systems, the ephrons are underway and it looks like snow in summer on some systems. Size 10-12. Remember if the temps climb bring along your thermometer. Anything over 65 degrees will be pretty poor fishing. Find colder water, there’s plenty of it around. Good luck!
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Water temps 56-62. With the recent rain, systems are clearing quickly and are recharged for the week. The cooler nights have really help to keep our water temps cool. This time of the year bring along a thermometer. Remember, Water temps at 65 degrees will result in poor fishing. Above 65 could be lethal to trout. That being said, there’s plenty of cold water. The fish are really keying in on terrestrials. Beetles, ants, smaller hoppers are getting them quite excited. There is a great evening hatch of caddis around. Sizes in 12-16 flies will fool fish. The night fishing has picked up tremendously. Handful of bugs still coming off every night. Large mouse and streamers and taking fish also.
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Water temps 58-62. It’s that time of the year. Terrestrial season is upon us. Beetles, ants, smaller hoppers. The rains last week have recharged our systems. There are still hex flies around for the night goers, but the mousing season is here also. Water levels are returning to normal and the fish are happy.
Get out and fish! Guide Jerry
With the potential for rain this week, expect water levels to return to normal. We have had an unseasonably dry spring. As waters rise expect to find stained to water. These are some of the best conditions for streamer fishing. They may put the bugs down a little but expect to see caddis, browns, sulphurs making and emergence with the warmer weather to follow. Water temps 52-58 area wide. If your nymphing, you’ll find trout gorging on worms. These rains wash a lot of them into our streams. If that’s not your style, crane fly lava are a huge part if the trout’s diet as well. Caddis are still the main food source on top. If you can find some clear water and see feeding fish. Your traditional elk hair with readily fool them. Have fun.
Get out and fish. – Guide Jerry
Fishing report. With the cooler temperatures this week anticipate water temps to come back down to comfortable. Some water temp readings over the opening weekend were 60+. Trout aren’t so happy but neither is the angler. Expect water temps to drop back into the low to mid 50’s. Water level will return to normal in short order.
Hatches caddis, browns, olives are your main food source. Few fish have begun to take beetles and ants also.
Fishing beneath the surface remains solid with fish really putting on the feed bag. Underneath is a bowl of bug soup right now. Caddis, mayflies, worms, scuds, crane flies, you name it they’re eating it. Don’t stress on the patterns too much. Fish you confidence flies and they will eat. Heck, fish your no confidence flie, drift it right, and they’ll eat. The fish are happy.
Get out and fish! Guide Jerry
Caddis! Caddis! Caddis!
They are here and in great numbers. For all the dry fly fishers that have been waiting to throw something larger than a size 18 fly. With the warm up this week look for superb dry fly action on our local streams. Carry and array of sizes with you. They are taking anything from size 18(if you’re into that) to size 12 Caddis imitations. Your elk hairs will devastate their dinner plans. Underneath the water(if you insist), pink squirrels, caddis pupas, PT’s all in larger sizes 14-10 are taking fish. They are putting on the feed. Leeches and streamers fished to shaded banks or in off colored water are still taking some very nice fish. Get out and fish! Enjoy this beautiful weather we’ve got coming.
Fishing report Local waters are still experiencing some off color but expected to clear quickly barring no major rain events. Water temps locally 50-52 area wide. With water temps in the 50s, its caddis time. Lots of Little blacks and a few tans in the mix. BWOs are still around in good numbers. Sizes 18 for little blacks and 14s for tans. BWOs size 18a and 16s. Underneath the surface, caddis pupas, Frenchies, and PTs. When in doubt pink squirrel or San Juan still super effective. All taking fish. With the slightly off colored water streamer and leeches are still catching fish also. Good luck. Get out and fish.
Water temps 48-54 area wide. Water levels are low and clear. Fish are spooky but super happy to eat. With the water temps climbing into the 50’s the caddis are starting to make their emergence. Seeing varying sizes on the stream. Anything from size 14-18. With the majority of bugs on the smaller size. Midge and olives are still around. With the latest heat wave they may become less important and the fish will key in on the caddis more. Underneath the surface, fish your buggy bodied nymphs. Pink squirrels, caddis pupas, hares ears, sizes 16s and 14s. If they’re being fussy your size 14-16 PTs will fill the bill nicely. Fish are still really excited about streamers and leeches too. Fish them where you can find some shade. With this weeks forecast for rains the systems will get a good charge. It’s gonna be a great season. Get out and fish! Guide Jerry