The East has come down to around 570 cfs this week. The fishing down there is still not easy but there are definitely some very nice fish being caught. There are certainly anglers reporting struggling to hook and/or land fish on the river right now but there are other anglers reporting lots of good hook-ups with some nice fish up to the mid 20 inch range being landed. For the successful anglers it seems as though the best technique has been nymphing, and there’s been a couple good reports on streamers. Whenever the water is high one of the keys to success is to get your flies down towards the bottom where the fish are hanging out, so don’t be afraid to add some weight to your rig.
Rubberlegs, darth baetis, rainbow warrior, silver streak, radiation baetis, buckskin caddis, crawling caddis, LaFontaines sparkle pupa, Fox’s poopah, pheasant tail, dead drift crayfish, hell razor craw, zuddler, dali lama, double bunny, sculpzilla, san juan worm, squirmy wormy.
Mike stopped by this morning with a pic of this 20.94 lb carp he caught on a dead drift crayfish......