July 12, 2023
Fly Fishing Update:
Mid-July has arrived and with it unbelievable dry fly fishing on all fronts. Keep an eye out for warmer temperatures this week. We expect the river flows to reach the mid-5,000 CFS levels by Wednesday. The water temperature will hover around 65°F. Fishing on property continues to be red hot! Before breakfast and after dinner sessions have produced multiple 20"+ fish for our guests.
Trico plumes are here, supported by large caddis hatches. Your PMD patterns can be stowed until next June, because the Trico & Caddis hatch is here to stay! Early mornings and late evenings have been phenomenal. Good spinner falls and aggressive fish smacking caddis. The afternoons have been productive by blind fishing caddis and hopper patterns (don't be scared to fish a glitter ant or two!). This is as good as it gets... time to get out here and cast some dries!
Nymphing is solid at the moment. Zirdles continue to get hit hard, while green machines, frenchies, and small perdigons are taking fish riverwide. This is a great time of year drop a smaller nymph off the back of a micro-chub and prospect!
Streamer fishing can take a snooze. If you're dying to throw some streamers, this is a great time of year to start thinking about our warm water species like Carp & Smallmouth Bass! That being said, a few anglers are still connecting on trout with smaller beadhead patterns.
Drop us a line and we hope to see you soon!