Fishing Report

It’s Drakes

It’s Drakes

Of the last three nights, it was clear that Tuesday would be special…and it was.  A gentle 70-degree day turned windless evening with a good temperature drop and two hours of big rising trout.  Kyle and I found an open spot, walked to the river under a cloud of...

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Chasing Drakes?

Chasing Drakes?

June 5, and no credible sign of brown drakes...but that hasn't stopped the chase.  Midnight patrols are now common.  Early morning shuck checks.  Conjecture.  More conjecture.  If you care enough to read this, then you probably care enough to check the forecast...so...

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Brown Bugs

Brown Bugs

Every year just before drakes I get to write about this great week of fishing.  Marred this year by high water and inconsistent weather, the typical week of brown bugs begins around May 10 and extends to May 20.  This year, the brown bug week is now...and the forecast...

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Bloom

Bloom

The trees are just leafing out, the hendricksons are still trickling off, the first good caddis hatches are filling the afternoon, the morel hunters are scratching their heads, and the yellow bugs have begun.  First week of May, right? Well it's not.  It has been a...

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