Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Sure hope a lot of people are taking advantage of the great fishing recently. It has been so nice to get reprives from the water generation so you can get out and wade. Last weekend the water was off all day till around 5pm, giving us ample time to get in a good couple of days worth of fishing. Monday & Tuesday the generation began around noon. Today it turned on at 8am.
We have had guided trips out daily, some wading, and some drifting in the boat. Everyone from beginners to very seasoned fishers. One of my most common responses is that they can not believe what great quality of trout we have. And how many fish they catch. A couple of days there was a hit nearly every cast.
Lots of different patterns have been really successful lately, which personally I love. We have had lots of success fishing the rabbit sculpin pattern when the water is off. This fly has actually been good for about 3 weeks+, also the white or Lt. yellow micro-jig has been a constant producer for some. Cracklebacks are working well, stripped just under the surface.
The Adam’s bug (a midge) fished under a zebra has a good one too. If your fishing scuds, tan & gray are the hot colors in sizes 18 or 16. chamois worms, and San juans in red or brown work well too especially fished as an attractor above a scud.
With more people fishing lately, presentation really does become more of a factor at hooking more fish. Make sure you are mending your line, and you will get more bites using 7X fluorocarbon tippet.
Keep in mind it won’t be long before the spawning time!!!