Water Conditions: Good
Flows are at 199 cfs as of 7/30
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good-Very Good
The upcoming weather could have a big impact. If we get the predicted rain expect dirty water downstream from gate 9 at the very least.The flows have dropped for the first time in awhile, we'll see if it has any affectThis is the time to key on the riffles, ankle to knee deep. If you think a run is too shallow or fast it's probably just right. EXCEPT early mornings, the fish will be in slower water feeding on Tricos. We seem to be transitioning into a more summer like pattern hatch wise. The PMDs are just about done but the fish are still eating the nymphs(#16-18).The big hatch now is the Tiny BWO, they used to be considered part of the PMD family but have been reclassified to Baetis.These guys are tiny, #22-26 and the hatch starts around 10 building up around 12 and lasting until late afternoon.The Little yellow Sallies are fading.The Trico mayfly hatch is at full strength, males emerging in the evenings and females in the morning with egg laying starting 9-10.That of course includes midges all day long and craneflies after 9 am. Evenings are getting better, small pale #20 mayflies, Trico male emergence and caddis. I did get a report of Cicadas in a few stretches.
DRIES: Extended Body BWO #16-20 | Hi-Vis PMD #16-18 | Stillborn Midge #20-22 | Giffith's Gnat #22-24 |CDC Transition midge #20-22 | Slvrmn Stillborn Caddis #16-18 |Elk Hair Skaddis #16 | Tan Stimulator #14-16 | Headlight Yellow Sally #16-18 | CDC Baetis #22-24
NYMPH: Pheasant Tail #14-18 | Caddis Cased #12 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Olive Hot Spot Jig #18 | Bottom Roller Phsyco Rhyco #10-14 | Juju Baetis #16-20 | Pearl & Orange #16 | Tungsten Olive Mic Drop #16-18 | TB Millers +1 Lt #16-18 | Lexi Girdle Bug Tan/Black #6
STREAMERS: Wooly Bugger Olive & Black #10-12 | Mini Sculpin Olive & Black #10-12