Back in 2011 we caught these fish on everything from tiny smelt streamers to hares ear nymphs right down to a size 30 larvae patterns. One particular streamer pattern was the Goldie. Contact Dan Trella for details.
The Swift flow is 192 cfs as I write on 11/12 at 5:45 am and with Tuesdays rain it will continue to go up. The Bubbler Arm will be a sanctuary for trout hunters because that flow will not be effected by the spillway. The PIPE is half submerged and may go underwater for the first time in about 4 years. It appears that the usual brookie spawning spots are effected by this extreme flow. I know of two spots that have not been effected (that means lots of spawning trout) but I will not fish them this year under these conditions.
Brookies And Blue Wings
The incredible BWO hatch down in Cady Lane continues unaffected by the rising water. Yesterday around 1pm the water was littered with thousands of size 26ish mayflies which didn't give a damn about rising water or the cold wind/temperatures. Now, this area is fairly empty of it's larger brookies that have headed off upstream to the dance leaving the sub 6 inch fish to provide some entertainment. THERE ARE THOUSANDS of these fish in that area which bodes well for the future. The question is: where were they last Summer???
Name That Fly
I got this email from reader David L. this weekend: