While the flows are big, they have been stable the last few days and that means the fish are really starting to settle into certain areas and feeding with a lot more regularity (like they weren’t already gorging before).
As the flows have stabilized, the san juan worm remains effective but fish have been keying in on sow bugs much more consistently now that the worms are not being scraped out of the river bottom with increasing flows. Ray Charles in gray and tan are working very well along with pink and tan soft hackle sow bugs. Tan seems to be working really well in the afternoon as the small tan caddis start to pop.
Two-tone worms are working in the upper river and a dark wine worm is working better as you get below Three Mile. An orange floss worm also works well as a dropper in a lot of places since fish are eating just about anything that looks like food and is visible with the bit of off color water that is still present.
Stick close to the banks, inside bends and even-depth shelves and you’ll be rewarded with some nice healthy fish.
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