The brown trout are still unpredictable with an increase in numbers on the shoals but whether they will take a fly is still a one day at a time deal. I can fish a shoal one day and do well on the browns and the next you really have to work for a strike. The browns are taking san juan worms, egg patterns, midges and red ass flies.
The rainbows seem to be on the shoals trying to spawn in larger numbers than the browns, especially on the lower river. They prefer midges and mayfly nymphs. The midge hatches have been good in the afternoons.
The river remains low and clear with no generation. There is no generation scheduled thru Monday. The rains over Thanksgiving did not muddy the river. The ground is still soaking up the rain without any runoff.
Be careful of the redds that are on the shoals. When wading, walk around these areas so not to disturb the eggs that are placed in the areas. A redd will be recognized as a bright, clean area on the bottom of the river on a gravel shoal. The fish remove any moss and debris from the rocks, this makes the area easy to distinguish from the rest of the bottom.