Water Conditions: Good
Flows are at 111 cfs as of 11/19
Water temperatures are dropping fast
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good
OKAY IT'S TIME TO CLIMB UP ON THE SOAPBOX: DFG is no longer stocking fall spawning rainbows. Every fish laid in the dead grass, carried away from the water, held with a towel or squeezed is another fish that won't be spawning.
The fishing has been very inconsistent, one day good and the next day leaves you wondering where they all went. Yesterday we had rain/snow again but it should remain dry for at least a week with slight chance of showers on Monday. Hatches are still weak, midges being the dominate bug. DWP is still pumping water out of Grant. The water has cleared and some of the weeds and silt have also been cleared out and the fall spawners are in the river. Outside of the midges there is a scattering of small mayflies throughout the day but they are slowly disappearing. Remember we're getting into that time of year when more and more lake fish are moving in so don't be afraid to throw some bigger midges ( #12-16) and perch patterns.
DRIES: Stimulator #12-16 | Griffiths Gnat #20-24 | EC Caddis #16-18 | Parachute Extended Body BWO #20-22 |Elk Hair Caddis #20
NYMPHS: Zebra Midge #16-22 | Prince Nymph #12-16 | Copper John #14-16 | San Juan Worm #12-14 | Harrop's Surface Emerger #20 | Barr's Flashback Emerger #20-22 | Juju Baetis #20-22 | S&M Nymph #20-22 | V-Rib Midge #12-16
STREAMERS: Shock Collar Leech #10 | Woolly Bugger White, Olive & Brown #6-14 | Punk Perch light or dark #10-16