Flows have lowered and water is skinny. Fish are stressed and grouped up in pools and highly oxygenated water for survival. Try a smaller stonefly or San Juan to attract attention followed by a Caddis imatation such as the G-6 or Birds Nests. Also, try a streamers in olive, natural or baby trout patterns to entice a big brown. Remember to practice safe catch and release techniques or avoid fishing until things cool off! As water temps rise and flows drop there is less oxygen in the water and it takes longer for fish to recover, Keep the fish wet, take pictures quickly and send them on their way. Anglers are voluntarily leaving the river alone afternoon and evenings only fishing early. Hope for more rain.
Fishing should continue to be just okay as long as flows are down. Be cautious on warmer days remember to cover up from the sun and stay hydrated. Fish early! Try downtown too. Hope for more rain. It might be a good time to read the river and see structure. Thank goodness days are getting shorter. Give your fellow angler plenty of room and handle fish as little as possible.
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