With flows a steady and wade-friendly 150 cfs, the fish are seeing a lot of pressure. I mean, they truly are getting pounded, and we have yet to hit the holiday weekend. Spots are obvious, and the fish have seen most fly patterns.
The keys to landing fish have been the usual summer ones: Fish early before the crowds come, target broken and deeper water where the trout feel safe, and throw flies they normally don’t see. That can generate a high volume of fish.
So far, no big salmon, and the rainbows have been pretty small.
But, there are some good-sized brookies. Some are incredibly pretty.
A few are freakishly fat.
And, when the children don’t feel like fishing in inclement weather, we are finding things to do.
Have a great 4th of July weekend!