I finally got out and fished for an hour or so the other night after being out of town for the last two weeks. The air was cool and breezy, the river was clear and slightly high. We are in that lull between major mayfly hatches, with caddis being the predominant insect on the water. Tons of cinnamon/speckled caddis were in the air and some grannoms were back to lay their eggs. Once it warms up for a few days, the real mass of egg layers will return and the fun begins. I also saw a few sulphurs in the air, so get ready for the serious hatch to start in a week or so. We just need some consistent warm weather!
It was 7:30pm when I got to the water, and I was surprised that very few fish were rising. Usually, this time of the year, the evenings are the best for rising fish. It has to be the cool, unsettled weather we have been having for weeks. The water was only 61 degrees, and the air was in the 50's. I did manage two browns before dark, both on a #16 soft hackle emerger tied with a sulphur colored thorax.
Here's another video from our friend Tim Flagler. This one gives you a fish eye view of some stocked trout...the title says it all. Enjoy, and thanks Tim.
The Good, the Big & the Ugly from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.
Get out and fish!