Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fishing Reports!

Bow River Report –July 14, 2010

Dry fly fishing is still pretty amazing. The stone fishing has seemed to have slowed down, even with abundance of food. It’s pretty evident that most of the fish are terrified of anything big with rubber legs, due to the amount of people fishing them.

Getting out and working water is more conducive to finding fish that will eat a stone. Cloud cover is more important than time of day at this point in the season, with pmds and caddis being far more plentiful on those days, and the fish being quite willing.

The rain we’ve been getting in the last week blows out the river for less than 24 hours, and the fishing immediately after the water has come down has been nothing short of excellent. Even in the dirtier water, the streamer fishing has had some very big fish landed.

Nymph fishing has been quite good. Large Stones, Worm patterns are working well. A Chamois Leech under an indicator is very effective right now. The weeds have started to show up in full force, and can make nymphing a lot tougher, as you’ll be cleaning your rig more often.

Streamer fishing has been good with some big fish being caught. Large, dark streamers that sink fast have been the best but on brighter day try smaller streamers.

Hatches: PMD’s, Caddis, Stoneflies.

Streamers: Bush’ Witch Doctor, Silvey’s Sculpin Leech (Black w/ Olive, White Head), Marabou Clousers, Karnopp’s Stream-A Stone, Hickman’s Party Boy

Nymphs: Fox’s Beech Creek, Morrish’s WMD (Dark Stone), Hogan’s Chubby Cousin, Bloom’s Tung Dart, Gob-O-Worms, Chamois Leech.

Dry Flies: PMD Sparkle Dun, Quill Body Parachute-PMD, Silvey’s Hatching Mayfly-PMD, Bloom’s Parachute Caddis, Bloom’s CDC Caddis, Berretts Barred Leg-Golden Stone, Neversink Stone Popper, Chubby Chernobyl.

Crowsnest River Report – July 14, 2010

The Crow has been fishing better and is dropping to the point you can cross it in a few areas. This is the prime time for the Crow, when the water is dropping and clearing.

Great dry fly fishing to happy fish.

Stones and caddis to be had! Only going to get better and better as the season progresses

Hatches: Golden Stones, Yellow and Lime Sally Stoneflies, Caddis

Streamers: Brunette Leech, Chamois Leech.

Nymphs: Pheasant-Tail, Hare's Ear, Copper John, Tung Stud, and San Juan Worm

Dries: Berrett’s Barred Leg Stone, Neversink Caddis, Fat Albert-Black

High Country River Report – July 14th, 2010

All waters continue to drop. The visibility in most of the creeks has improved to as good as it’s going to get, except with a good rainfall.

Usually they’ll clean up after a day or two, and the fishing resumes as before.

Crossing most of these rivers is still a little sketchy, and picking your spot is very important to not go for a swim.

Fishing continues to improve and barring any weird weather events the next few weeks should be great. The stones are fishing well, and the green drakes are soon to follow!

Hatches: Stoneflies, Caddis, PMD’s

Nymphs: Fox’s Beech Creek, Morrish’s WMD (Dark Stone), Hogan’s Chubby Cousin, Bloom’s Tung Dart

Dries: Berretts Barred Leg-Golden Stone, Yummy Mummy, Neversink Stone, Neversink Caddis.

Streamers: Large Olive or White, heavily weighted patterns for Bull Trout.

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