There are Still a Few PMDs Around

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair, showing 6 cfs as of 10/1

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good


There are still a few PMDs around. The Tiny BWO has started to emerge, starting about noon until 1:00 and the egg laying starts about 2:00. The name tiny is accurate, size 24. The Hoppers are still around, not like the Owens but still plentiful. The Tricos are definitely taking center stage with the female emergence around 8 and the spinner fall 1-2 hours later. With the increase in Hoppers early afternoon has been getting better. Late afternoon into evening has been good especially if the wind stays down. Caddis migration starts about 8 a.m. with the emergence starting late afternoon. The Caddis can range from a #14 to a #30 (no that's not a typo) so don't be afraid to experiment, including "skating" the bigger ones. The # 30's are generally at first light. Also, male Tricos emerging from about 5:00 until dark.

Recommended Flies

DRIES:  R.P. Emerger #22 | Stillborn Midge #20-22 | Extended Body PMD #16-18 | Para Caddis #16-22 | Thunder Thighs Hopper #10-14 | Elk hair Caddis #14-!8 | Spring Creek Hopper #12-14 | Spider Variant #18-20 | Sparkle Flag Black #18-20 | Hi-Vis Baetis #20-24

NYMPHS:  Bottom Roller Phsyco Rycho #10-14 | T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Grey/Olive Scud #16-18 |  Translucent Pupa #16-18 | Nori Caddis #18-20 | Tailwater Scud Tungsten #14-18 | Two Bit Hooker drk/ol #18 | Drowned Trico Spinner #18-20

STREAMERS: BH Bopp Leech Olive & Brown #12-10 | Wooly Bugger Olive & Brown #12-10 | Baby Fat Minnow #8

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, October 1st, 2020
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River Fishing Report
Crowley Lake: Fishing Has Been Very Good
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Water Temps Are Dropping Fast
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, September 25th, 2020


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