The Gorge Update

Tom Loe

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It can get down right hot this time of year, bring along plenty of water if you hike into more remote sections. This fishery is not prone to water increases during the spring, and can be a good call when flows are trending upwards in other areas. Flows are around 50cfs. You will see solid mayfly and caddis hatches on the warmer days here. Fishing can be quite good if you do some hiking and get away from the sections that get pounded. The Gorge could be classified as the true “tailwater” from Crowley Lake. The fish here are all wild browns with a large one going 16 inches. Moderate/difficult hiking is required to access the more secluded sections. Rock hopping and bush whacking can be expected. Dry/dropper bead head nymph combos work well in the deeper pools. Use PT’s, Assassin birds nest, broken back midges, tiger midges, & crystal olive larva patterns as the nymphs. Hi-vis para BWO’s, Stimulators, parachute midge adults, & elk caddis, & hi-vis caddis are good choices for your dry fly. Pack in water, have cleated wading boots and a stout staff. 2-4wt. rods are perfect for this water.

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