Saturday, June 30, 2012

Big Fat Brownies

I fished the river this morning and got into some nice browns.  Big Dries saw ALL the action this morning.  Best producing flies were an Ausable Bomber and Yellow Stimulator.  My client tomorrow night is in for a real treat if these guys make another apperance.

One of 5 Rainbows this morning.
Check out the rose color on the gill plate!

Creel total this morning:
7 Brown Trout
5 Rainbow Trout
1 Smallie
A Pumpkinseed  :)
all released.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Superior Dry Fly Conditions

The river is at optimum summer condition.  Running at 2.50 on the USGS gage, temp about 75.  There are still penty of stockies to catch and they have had a chance to spread out.  So walk the banks and look for rise forms upstream to cast to.  The substraight you will encounter in most of the river will be boulder size and smaller.  For that reason I usually walk the banks up river and look for fish rising then carefully wade down stream casting at a 45 degree angle down & across, swing wets and streamers.

Now is the time for Stimulators with a dropper, big Zebra Caddis  & flying ants.  Popping a stimulator on the surface will bring good results.