Water levels are higher than average but still very productive. Slightly stained water clarity.
Productive patterns: Gold ribbed hare’s ear – sizes 14 and 16
American pheasant tail – sizes 16 and 18
Walt’s worm/Sexy walt’s worm – sizes 12, 14, 16, and 18
Water types: Fish were holding tight to structure such as boulders, log piles, banks, and troughs/depressions in the stream bottom.
Tips: Fishing shallow riffles with a dry dropper rig was very productive.
Big Fishing Creek:
Water levels are very high, very stained to muddy water.
Productive patterns: Flashback pheasant tails – sizes 12 and 14
Pat’s rubber legs – sizes 10 and 12
Water types: The banks held the majority of fish because of the current flows.
Tips: Fish the banks with light flies.
Water levels are about average and crystal clear!
Productive patterns: Hotspot pheasant tails – sizes 16, 18, and 20
Soft hackle pheasant tails – sizes 16 and 18
Elk hair caddis – sizes 14 and 16
Water types: knee deep eddys, seams, and riffles held wild trout. Stocked fish are holding in the deeper, slower pools and runs.
Tips: Swing your flies across the current at the end of every drift.