Sunny day and plenty of surface activity. We caught nothing on nymph or worm patterns. However, the fish went crazy for dries, especially Elk Hair Caddis and tan Comparaduns. Between the two of us we probably had 30 to 40 on and most landed. On the other hand, only 3 were over 4 inches or so in length. The lunkers were about 6", 8" and 10". After so many smallies, the 10 incher felt like a barracuda. My guest was a little disappointed at first but soon got into the spirit of the place. End result, we both had a lot of fun. ~ Larry G.
I fished here the afternoon of July 7, with flows at 150cfs, and caught double digits of mostly large, hard fighting fish. This afternoon, with flows at 70cfs, was a different story. We saw fish, and some were rising, but few would eat our offerings. My guest got a few hits and one landed on a hopper. I got one on a stimulator and one on a SJ worm. Many fly changes and dozens of flawless drifts to visible trout proved fruitless. If I'd had more time I'm sure I would've "cracked the code" but, as it was, we had to leave unfulfilled. Still, with perfect weather and beautiful scenery, who can complain? ~ Larry G.
Great property - a must fish. Fished from 9am-2pm and then 5-9pm. The lower half of the property was great in the morning - and was able to fish a Dave's Hopper in the seams and hard against the banks to get great rainbows and browns of 16-21+". The upper half was better in the evening than the morning. Caddis and trico hatch between 8-9 pm brought large fish up to feeding lanes. overall - great day with 20+ fish landed. ~ Paul W
Amazingly huge fish. largest was a 26" rainbow that i was a able to sight fish to - amazing. Fished 8-3pm and then 5-8 pm. The fields were still being irrigated, with water returning to the channel in the bottom half of the property. the upper half was quite shallow and when fishing it later in the day was not nearly as productive as the bottom half of the property which had irrigation returning back into the channel. A number of large fish were holding right in the irrigation return flows into the main channel. Fished black buggers most of the day hard against the banks or in the middle of the channel where flows focused together. Truly amazing fishing with >30 fish and more than 12 fish in the 19-24" range. Not much happening on dries - except early in the morning where I few fish took caddis or a trico trailer. Lots of mosquitos - so be ready. Be sure to hike all the way down to the bottom of the property and work up - it is great water down there with big bends. ~ Paul W
Fun fishing with fish up to 19" mostly on nymph rigs in the morning (8-2pm). Fished the upper half of the property from 5-9pm which was hot on dries (caddis, PMD emerges #12). The water was a little warm, and flows were down which meant no fishing in the braided channels which had been good other times I visited the property. Overall - perhaps 16-18 fish landed. The good holes had lots of action - but not much in-between with most fish holding near top of the holes in the riffles. A few boaters came through fishing - so it looks like the river gets some pressure in this reach. Most fun for sure was dry fly fishing near dark with caddis. ~ Paul W
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