I still haven’t figured out what’s going on in this photo but it makes me laugh every time.
Not much has changed in this week’s report from last week. We are enjoying these dog days of summer as there’s really no better place to be than on the river. Forecasted temperatures in the coming days are HOT so come cool down in the river. Flows out of Palisades are up from last week but stable at 11,400. The cold clear water is making for happy trout and anglers.
PMD’s in the riffles are the name of the game right now. You’ll have to find a good riffle and pay attention, but the fish and bugs are there. Channel your inner Blue Heron and you’ll find the fish. Bring a good selection of PMD dries and emergers. We’ve got the best selection of PMD’s in the valley so swing by the shop.
Terrestrial season is also heating up. Hoppers, beetles, and ants placed in the right spot will produce. If things slow down a double nymph rig will keep the rod bent. Many guides turn back to a rubber legs and a bead head this time of year. I’m a fan of fishing a small bead head with a non-bead PMD nymph trailing.
If you’re lucky enough to be on the river early in the morning or late in the evening the streamer bite and caddis dry fly fishing has been very good in the low light. As the heat continues fishing early and late will continue to be productive.
Come by the fly shop anytime for flies, leaders, or tips and tricks. We’re happy to answer questions over the phone as well. 208.483.2222