Tuesday’s considerable rainfall has again raised area streams to a higher-than-normal flow heading into mid-June; however the drier weather predicted through the weekend should provide good fishing, as well as a nice boost to water levels throughout the rest of the month.
Hatches continue to be prolific. Great fishing occurred over the past weekend – during the evening hours from 6:30 pm till dark. Good numbers of flies were hatching, including many Black Caddises, along with Lime and Yellow Sallies (Stoneflies), Grey Foxes and Isonychias (slate-colored mayflies.) Later in the evening there were great numbers of the light-colored Sulphurs in sizes #16 and #18.
In addition, Blue-Winged Olives and assorted sizes and colors of caddis flies will be making their appearance throughout the day.
The best fishing during this time of the season is from late afternoon right up until dark. Cloudy days generally provide better fishing than bright sunny days; however when no fish are seen rising, try your hand at fishing below the surface with streamers and conehead or beadhead nymphs. The Black Leech is a favorite, as is the Black Ghost streamer; any of the conehead or beadhead nymphs can also produce fish.