The 4th of July was hot and conducive to short pants and short sleeve shirts. Monday & Tuesday's rain cleaned the country side up. Now comes that most welcome summer visitor, the North West Wind. It brings comfortable temperatures to man and trout. My fleece in hand I'm heading out into that 78F to 82F / 48F to 52F weather, looking for the river that has survived the heavy rains earlier this week. The Black river in the Pigeon River Forest is flooded out until at least to Saturday. The faster flowing Sturgeon has already recovered. The Pigeon is high and somewhat dark colored but fishable. The Maple is actually a little low and very fishable. It is truly summer hours now. Fish in the morning, be in the river by 7:30 AM, or evening, be in about 7:00 PM.
For those of us who did not have to return to the large southern cities this past Monday, the North is all ours to enjoy. Look for the bug of the day, terrestrials if none are present. It is you versus that trout.
Reel Waters will get this weekends trout results to you by Monday, with trout pictures. Lots of R&D to be done, it's a job, but someone has to do it...cast on, updates Monday.
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.