Date Posted: July 05, 2011

As of last Sunday, July 3, the generation has gone back to 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.  This means good water for fishing during the day.  The new generation does not get to mid river until the middle of the afternoon around 3:00 pm.   The lower river is high early in the morning but by the afternoon the water is just right.  The water reaches the lower area about 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  The river is clear and the fish are active.
There has been a large midge hatch on portions of the river and some large mayflies of different varieties are seen in the afternoon.  Midge pupas, sow bugs and size 16 mayfly nymphs are good choices.  With the heat of summer the insect activity has increased and the trout are enjoying a variety of choices.  Grasshoppers, dragonflies and stoneflies are also seen on the river so a hopper-dropper rig might be something a little different you should try.  Using a larger dry fly as your indicator can sometimes pay off.
I hope you had a happy and safe Fourth of July.  The holiday is over and the number of fishermen on the river should return to normal, so with the water conditions like they are, now is a good time to come fishing.  Give me a call or email if you need a summer trip

Good Fishing!!


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