The fishing over the weekend was good. The mornings seem to be the best bite. The water is low and clear and in the bright early afternoon sun, the fish seem to get spooky. Sow bugs and midges seem to be best in the mornings in the upper section of the river and size 16 nymphs and emergers seem to be the best selection for the lower river in the afternoons. Midge hatches in the morning with some blue winged olives hatching in the later afternoon.
The water does not seem quite as clear in the lower river from Dripping Springs down but still in good shape. Thus the larger flies seem a better choice in this part of the river. Monday’s storm did not muddy the river and the fishing should remain good.
Bill caught this nice 20” rainbow on a size 16 mayfly nymph on Sunday.