Black caddis made their most prominent appearance of the season yesterday. The emergence started late morning and last well into the afternoon and evening. Bwo’s and pseudos continue to be present especially on the upper half of the river.
Water temperatures on the lower river were ideal yesterday in the mid to upper 60’s for both the fish and the insects. The fish were hot after being hooked on yellow sallies, black caddis, tricos, pmd’s, tan caddis and ants. With the water temp’s falling within the ideal range, a smattering of a wide variety of insects were present.
Dill’s CDC Dun, Rusty Paraspinners ants continue to catch fish river wide. When a more prominent hatch of psuedos or black caddis are present go to more exacting imitations.
Streamers have also produced a few excellent days of fishing as of late, but it’s day to day so give em hell and see what happens. If it doesn’t pay off pretty quickly, probably best to turn back to the nymphs for sub surface action.
Nymphing has been steady as always. With the cold water we have experienced all season we do not have any of the large mats of grass that we typically contend with this time of the year. Sowbugs with a small mayfly nymph or a black caddis pupa are getting it done consistently.
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