Summer winding down….

Weather and water temps are cooling a bit and we can start to see and feel hints of the fall to come. Longer cooler nights have got water temps down and the fish and bugs are beginning to respond. Cold water releases from Painted Rocks dam continue and will provide good flows on the upper river until late September.. The lower river (below Hamilton) is low but the cooler temps are making it a good fishing option lately. Trico’s are beginning and can provide some excellent dry fly fishing until mid-day, I have begun to see a few of the fall drakes or Hecuba but there doesn’t seem to be enough to get the fish keying on them yet. Terrestrials such as hoppers, beetles and ants are still abundant and will be on the fishes radar throughout September. Lots of small fish are coming up for the dry fly offerings but I am beginning to see more of the big guys rising as well. Fishing should continue to improve from here on out.. See ya on the river……..   ~><(((*>