Fishing Report / Greg's Blog

November 16

Flows are at 430 cfs and the water is clear.

With the cooler temps the crowds have thinned out a bit (the upcoming Holiday break may bring out some anglers though) and the midge hatches have become a bit sporadic at times.  The tried and true patterns are still taking fish: annelids & larvas (red & cream) early in the morning before the bugs get going, then pypa & emerger patterns in sizes 24 & 26 (yong specials, mini macs, KF emergers, foam wings, mini flashers, top secrets). Olive Bunny leeches & Mayer’s mini leeches dead drifted under an indicator are also taking fish.

There has been lots of moss coming down the river at times, which might explain the action on olive leeches – the fish will grab chunks of moss drifting by for the midges attached. Be sure to clean your flies frequently with the junk in the water.

Still some baetis at times below the rocky stretches – Baetis nymph patterns fished at the drop offs of the holes will get you into some good fish when they are keying on the baetis. One of the local fly shops reports dry fly action on baetis dry patterns (he used to hang out a lot at the lower flats but I'm not sure where he is talking about now - I need to get back down there and see if more fish have moved into that area) – The drift boats get into some good hatches at times in the areas they frequent. There are some wadeable spots below the boat ramp at Texas hole that can provide good dry action if you are lucky enough to be there during a good hatch and no wind. Upstream above Texas Hole in through the Braids you’ll do better with the nymph rigs during a baetis hatch.



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