The Pigeon, Maple, Black, and Sturgeon are in good shape. It is a good time to catch that big one.
Cool summer nights are here to stay. Cool nights create a steaming morning river. Ground fog blankets the meadows. Strong thunderstorms that push those searing hot days out of the area are dwindling. River temps are in the high 50's F to low 60's F.
The Brook trout are thinking about the up coming spawn. Brook trout will become reckless as they travel the river to gravely parts of the stream. Brookies will start to become bright orange and the males teeth more noticeable as August progresses. The male Brookies will develop an extended lower jaw while the females’ upper and lower jaws remain even.
Browns and Rainbow trout are still with us and the early fall hatches and terrestrials (grasshopper, ants, crickets) will work on feeding the trout. Trico's still haunt the morning fishing but terrestrial dry flies are working. Black Caddis, White Caddis, Dark Slate Wing Brown Mayfly, Hoppers, Ants, and Hornbergs all can be good right now. A cornucopia of flies...mix'em up...the fish seem to feed all day, with the upcoming winter, fish need to build food reserves.
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.