It was a beautiful day on the river. The sky was blue and the sun was bright, but the best was to describe the day on the river was a great day of fishing, but not a great day of catching.
There were some good bursts of bug activity with some rises to accompany that, but it was all relatively short lived and spotty. Nymphing was really the way to go and that may continue for another day or so, but we know… You want to fish dry flies. And so do we!
There were plenty of Early Brown Stoneflies as well as a few Blue Quills and some Quill Gordons. The bulk of insect activity was between 12:00 and 1:00. You can expect that range of activity to expand as the warm days continue.
Water temperatures started off in the low 40’s but climbed through the day. That will certainly continue to climb as we’re looking at milder nights and more warm days ahead. Once the water temperatures remain in the upper 40’s are peak at or above 50 everyday you can expect a definite uptick in the action.
Enjoy the great weather and the time on the water. Be patient because the season is upon us.