- Start/End Time
- 7:15pm to 10:15pm
- Best Fishing Time
- Water Temp
- Water Clarity
- Murky - <1' visibility
- Water Level
- Jason Hansen
|Caught||Avg Size||Pattern||Optional Fields|
|1||18½"||#20 BWO Spinner|
|1||18½"||#20 BWO Parachute|
|1||16½"||#18 Black Flying Ant|
|1||15"||#20 BWO Parachute|
|Very Light - <5 knots||X|
- Air Temp High/Low
- 95.0°F / -
- Wind Direction
- Weather Front
- Moon Phase
- 51% Full (Last quarter)
Other Patterns Tried
No other pattern information for this outing.
- Blue-Winged Olive Ephemeroptera Baetis
- Pale Morning Dun Ephemeroptera Ephemerella
No seining information for this outing.
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Since I lately have not had any luck in the early evening fishing my normal spot, I decided to try fishing about 100 yards down from the rock tunnel. The water is shallow and riffly at the top but then gets deep for a long run. The insects were really hatching out of the riffle but not many trout were rising to adults when I arrived at 7:15pm. I think most of the adult feeding had probably happened earlier.
From the look of the hole, there was a slower seam on the far side of the river that I thought might hold sipping fish. I waded through 3’+ water to the far side and saw occasional snouts plucking insects from the surface film. I initially had on a PMD emerger and a black ant dropper and on my first cast to a rising fish I hooked a nice 16.5” brown on the ant. Unfortunately the hook was a ways back in the brown’s mouth so I just cut the fly off. I then mixed and matched various BWO patterns to the rising fish. I missed several rises before landing a feisty 15” brown that went on several long runs and forced me to follow him downstream a ways. After releasing him I waded back to the seam and although there was an occasional rise, the evening was already at 9:15pm and the fish were not rising in the hole like I thought they would. At this point I jogged back to the car and headed up to my normal hole.
I arrived to the sight of lots of fish rising in the shallow flats. I hurriedly reassembled my rod and ran down to the river. I hooked an 18 ½” brown on one of my first casts. I then hooked another brown within a few casts that got off. A little more wading and a few more casts and I caught another 18 ½” brown. At this point I had put down the fish in that area so I walked upstream to the halfway rocks. It was also pretty dark at this time. There was a brown rising about 5’ out from the rock and I hooked him on my first cast. I played him too hard in an effort to get him in quick and the #20 spinner pulled out. At this point it was too dark to really see much so I switched to a Bread. Unfortunately it didn’t float since my version didn’t have the wood beads. So, I made a few casts and started steadily retrieving the fly when a wake formed underneath it and I of course set the hook too soon. Another cast, another wake, but this time I hooked and landed the 15” brown. I called it good at that point since I couldn’t see much.