The fish are feeding prior to storms. Find fish in the slower, deeper water. Focus on this type of water, especially in and around structure such as boulders. BWO hatches all over downtown towards the east. Nymphing has been most productive with small flies and light tippet. Water is stained. Try a bigger stonefly or San Juan to attract attention in stained water, limited visibility after rain. Deeper runs best, but some fish moving into riffles. Avoid redds and do not target spawning fish. Leave them alone to reproduce and carry on their genes. Some fish moving into riffles.
Fishing should continue to be fair/good. Keep an eye on weather and water conditions for any changes in the fishing as rain will add to the fun. Be cautious wading when flows are up and you can't see the bottom. Get out on calm overcast days for a little dry bite. Colder, windy days will be tougher, but you'll enjoy lots of elbow room. Avoid gravel bedds, spawning redds and leave spawning fish alone. Try to keep fish in the water and avoid handling them too much. Female trout will drop eggs if handled too much. Leave them in the net and restrain from holding them.
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