No big change since our last report. Flows remain about the same throughout except for a 700 cfs drop out of Palisades Dam drop on Wednesday. Mutant stones greet early AM fly-fishers. Fish are responding best to hoppers and other terrestrial insects on the river below Heise. Riffle fishing varies day by day, but PM caddis activity seems reliable almost every day. If you are considering a float trip downstream from Twin Bridges, be advised that someone in your group knows that part of river. The river in that section can be tricky with blind side channels and dangerous snags and sweepers. It is a good example of a “living river.”
We are starting with good conditions for the upcoming fall fishing season: clear water, suitable flows, and cooling weather. A lot of folks are looking forward to the BWO and mahogany dun activities which the fall season features and also the increasingly later effectiveness of presenting streamer patterns to amorous brown trout.