Our area streams are low due to the conditions we’ve had the past few weeks. However, the cooler days and nights have kept water temperatures nice and cool. These low flows will make trout fishing a bit more challenging.

            Trout are more concentrated in the pools; concentrate your fishing on the heads of pools where there is fast water. Watch for ‘feeding lanes’ where flies and bubbles can be seen. Make your approach carefully and quietly, and watch for rising fish, casting your fly delicately just upstream of the rise.

Flies that have been observed hatching include tan colored caddis flies and some remaining slate-colored Isonychias. The Elk Hair Caddis in size #14, and the Dun Variant, also in size #14, may encourage a trout to rise; 5X tippet is sufficient for flies of this size.