The big attention getter right now is the giant stonefly “hatch.” Folks come from far and wide to try for that big fish through using a big dry fly. So some locations can become quite crowded. Knowing this, I seek out locations sure to be less crowded. Yesterday I walked into Hatchery Ford from Highway 20 to fish the west side of the river. Two fly-fishers had walked in from the east side boat access, but they left early. Only three boats came by ( that won’t happen at Box Canyon, Warm River to Ashton or Ora to Chester!) during the time I fished. Action began just after 2PM when big bugs were warmed enough to fly and deposit eggs. Some olive duns, BWOs, midges and a number of caddis species were also active, but only small fish responding to them. I did not catch a big number of fish, but had two “hogs.” All fish I caught appeared to be in early stages of keying on the big bugs. None were “full of bugs.” Based on this experience I recommend that during the next few days Riverside Campground to Hatchery Ford will offer some terrific fishing with adult stonefly patterns whether you fish from a boat or by wading.