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
With recent rain events all local streams are very plump full right now. I would suggest you give it a few days to let the ststems return to normal. The hex and brown drake fishing locally has been pretty good but with this heavy rain fall it will put them down for a little while. If you insist on getting out, try the smaller waters. Some streams are returning to their banks. We are fast approaching terrestrial season as the days are warmer and the water temps warming, carry an array of ants and beetles with you. As far as aquatics, caddis, sulphurs, and brown drakes in the evenings, pre hex will bring some fish to hand. Beneath the surface, large scruffy flies and San Juans are catching fish. With the high water don’t over look streamers. Water temps will vary on our systems 58-66 degrees. Go get em- Guide Jerry!
Water levels and temps are holding well with this heat wave that we’ve seen lately. Some systems are running a little low and could use another recharge. Water temps are in the mid 56-64 locally. With the warmer water temps the bigger mayflies have begun to make their appearance. Sulphurs, brown drakes, and yes, the mighty hex. Make sure to have the 3 flies above if you venture out for an evening fish. During the day. Breezy conditions are dropping ants and beetles in the stream all day. Caddis are still on the menu. Remember to bring water along if you’re planning a day adventure. Fish shaded areas during the daytime hours or take a break and start focusing on the best times of the day. Morning and evenings. Go fish!