Flows had dropped down into the 70's but they're starting to inch back up

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions:  Fair

Flows are at 80 cfs as of 8/15

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Poor-Fair

Flows had dropped down into the 70's but they're starting to inch back up. Water temperatures are still holding in the 60's until midday but then around noon it gets back into the 70's.

Midges and Tricos first thing followed by scattered caddis Also perch fry are beginning to get flushed out of the lake. . In an attempt to be a glass half full kind of guy the one positive about the low flow levels, if nighttime air temperatures get down into the 40's the water temperatures downstream from the reservoir will be cooler in the morning even on hot days.  I haven't heard anything new about the evenings so I'll just leave up what I have. Also, lots of midges and a good caddis hatch (#16s) from 7 until dark. Caddis are probably the most consistent, try skating an Elk Hair Caddis or fish Caddis Crawlers through the riffles. Scuds and Damsel nymphs in the slow water.

Recommended Flies

DRIES:   Caddis Adult Tan #14-16 | Chernobyl Ant #12-14 | Chernobyl  org/grz  #6-8 | Parachute Adams #16-22 | Elk Hair Caddis #12-14 | Mouse Pouch #4

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Tungsten Jig PMD #14-16 | Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-22 | Zebra black/silver #20-24  Zac Attack Damsel #14  |  Glass Bead Micro May Olive #22-24 | S&M Nymph #18-22  | Tungsten Jig Baetis #18-20 | TTS Opal B/L #14-18 | F/B B/H Pheasant Tail #14-20 | JuJu Baetis # 22-24

STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Sculpzilla | Belly Scratcher Minnow Chub #2 | Bank Robber Sculpin #2 | Punk Perch Light #10-14
| Rio's Brown Town Tan #4

EURO Streamers: GD UV P/Jig White #12 | Kaslar M/G/S Olive #12

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