Date Posted: May 13, 2020

The river is stained this morning after yesterday’s rain.  They are still on the 12-hour generation pattern with the start times varying each day.  It is best to check the generation schedule after 4:00 pm for the next day before planning your fishing trip. With additional rains forecast for the rest of the week, the river may become muddy.  Small amounts of rain should not impact the clarity since they are generating each day.
A caddis hatch has been occurring each day but the generation pattern has allowed only limited wading for a short time. Be sure to check the schedule and watch for rising water due to the new generation each day.  Caddis pupa and emergers are good patterns at this time.
During this time when many people are not working and children are out of school, please use caution when boating and kayaking on the river during periods of generation.  Be aware of the generation schedule and when to expect high water.  The river can change from a placid stream to a dangerous current in a short time during generation.
I have suspended my guide business until June 1.  With the state beginning to open to travel and other activities, I feel like it is best to see how this affects the virus spreading before I take fishermen on guided trips.  Hope all are well and we can fish together starting in June.

Good Fishing and Good Health!!
Greg Seaton

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