Believe it or not this mid June weekend may be the BEST weekend of the year to hit the rivers. First, air temperatures out here in trout land will barely hit the mid 70's with lows at night in the 40's. That will keep the rivers cool which is what we want. Second, the rain earlier in the week brought everything back up to a good level. Even the Millers has behaved by staying within it's banks. It appears that the dam owners in Orange are playing with the flow so keep an I on it. The Millers fished great on Wednesday at Orcutt and the Bridge Street Pool.
The EB gauge is still down but don't worry about the conditions. They are perfect!!!! This cool weather may keep the sun worshipers down to a minimum and out of the Bliss Pool. Hit the EB after 4pm to avoid all of that.
The Swift - plenty of trout at the Y Pool and slim pickings for rainbows below rt 9. That's ok because I've been dancing with brook trout and the big browns that keep trying to cut in further down stream. Remember, it's not the size of the trout that counts. It's how and where you caught it that matters. The brookies of Cady Lane are the crown jewel of the Swift. Frankly, I haven't missed the big dump of rainbows and the circus that it creates this year. I don't care if they don't throw anymore bows into the Pipe area this year and not because the bows will hurt the brookies population which certainly hasn't happened. I just like the new found elbow room and still being able to catch trout. I would do anything to get that brown back that I lost Tuesday evening!!!
The Ware is fine!! Find the Church Street bridge in Ware about a 1/4 mile south of RT 32 as a starting point. Fish upstream or downstream and against the banks!!! Evenings will be good.
An added bonus - this cool weather is supposed to last right through to the end of NEXT WEEK. Play hooky next week!!