May 17th, 2019 – Weekend Fishing Forecast

Although we had some fears of the river bumping up with the last few days of rain, the river has stayed low and is looking really good. It’s looking like Saturday will be the best day to get out with Sunday looking a bit rainy, our main fear is hearing that they might be letting some water out for the farmers, so there might be a bit of a bump in water levels this weekend. Things should stay fishable, but you can keep an eye on water levels here.

As far as flies go, the nymphing has been pretty dang good. Stones are migrating around and getting ready for Summer, so pat’s stones fished in faster water has been very consistent. Pheasant tails have been fishing the best as a dropper, but our new jigs patterns like the Brush Hog, and the Red Butt have been finding fish as well.

As far as dries goes, the upper river has been pretty inconsistent as far as fish eating on the surface. If wanted to throw a dry this weekend, best bet is going to be with Blue Winged Olives with the cloudy cooler days.  There should still be a couple March Browns and Caddis in the mix as well, stop by the shop to check out our recommendations for all these bugs.

We’ve also been getting some great reports from lakes like Lenice and Dry  Falls, with big fish eating leeches, chironomids and damsel nymphs pretty consistently.

As usual, feel free to call the shop if you have any questions!



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