It was a cold outing at the Millers. No bugs. A cold snap the night before seemed to have made the fish lethargic. No takes at my newly favorite spot. None either at a new spot that previously produced. I did find a good number of fish in one stretch and landed six or so
I hit a familiar spot at the Millers. The rainbows there were amenable but much more selective than the two previous times. My Perdigón flies didn’t work. Nor did streamers or soft hackles. I think they’ve seen them too often. So, I rotated through other flies. Like all highly-pressured trout, their takes on nymphs were
I spent two half-days fishing the Millers. The river is at a decent level, and loads of fish were around, both newly-stocked and ones that survived the summer. I landed dozens each time. It was particularly fun to see some very dark rainbows. I wonder how long it takes for trout to shed their silvery
With water levels back up from the recent rain, I fished the Millers for about four hours. Particular runs were again in “full bloom,” and there were many bugs everywhere. The water was a refreshing 62 °F. With the water up again, I didn’t have to be so stealthy in approaching the fish. Went 11-for-14.