Forecasting the weather has to be frustrating to say the least. I retired Sunday night with a beautiful sunny forecast for this week and upcoming Labor Day weekend, when I rose today the weather forecast changed entirely to overcast and rain. We are in a transitional weather pattern of hot and humid to cooler and sunny days after the Labor Day Holiday.
This week the rivers will have temperatures in the high 60's F with air temps in the mid 80's F and lots of humidity, fog, and haze. Fishing will take research as to where to fish. Taking the water temperature will be a must to know. Some areas were inundated with rain while others were not. The lower stretches of the Pigeon and Sturgeon rivers near Indian River received the most precipitation, while the Maple river had very little. Your fly fishing outing will be subject to the water clarity and temperatures.
Fill your fly box up with a entire fly gambit as anything might be appearing on the river. Don't forget the terrestrials. The heat is still on so early morning or late afternoon and into the night are the best bets. If your holiday weekend itinerary is full, fret not, next week is going to be really good with lows of upper 40's F at night and highs of mid 70's F during the day. So try a high profile around the household this weekend, get in the way, and by the holidays end your absence will be accepted. Then head for the river. Works for me!
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.