RIver Report July 21-30

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River Flow –  13,000 cfs , 10-15 ft visibility, River Temp – 52 degrees

Hatches –  Wow its Hopper time already, Caddis and PMD’s late in afternoon, some Green Drakes in select areas.

Effective Patterns : Small Hopper Patterns, #18,20 parachute adams, royal wulff, split-wing purple haze, Kootenai caddis, griffiths gnat. #14, 16 prince nymph da-bomb, #4,6 cone-head black/olive buggers, small olive stimulators, green drake, Royal Wulff

Guide Report: 192 raised fish on a 15 mile hopper float yesterday! (not that many boated)

Fishing outlook – River is dropping to its summer flows and is warming up, fish metabolism is increasing stimulating more activity, both on the surface and underneath. River is just above mid-range flow, some wading spots are open, wade with caution; avoid island points with unstable gravels in deeper faster runs. Have fun out there. Drift fishing very productive at this level. Hoppers starting to fish!


starting to fish well. P1010581

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