The caddis hatch is going full blast with the fish enjoying the low water and abundance of caddis. The hatch is mainly in the afternoon and seems to be river wide with some areas showing a greater hatch than others. Fish seem to be the most active between 2:00 and 5:00 pm.
Brown trout have been very active during this caddis activity. My clients have been catching a good number of browns during the last week. Sizes have ranged from 4 inches to 21 inches. I am happy to see a large number of small and medium size browns. This is a good sign for the natural spawning which supports our brown trout population.
Generation has been at a minimum amount with one to two hours each night being the pattern for the last week. This schedule allows wading in all parts of the river. Although dry fly patterns have not been very productive, caddis emergers fished just under the surface and weighted emergers and pupa under indicators have been very good choices.