June 22, 2020
Water temp: 60
Water flow: 312 c.f.s.
This year's fishing season got off to a late start due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Fishing opened on our local rivers and streams on June 1st. This past week fly fishing is starting to take off and bugs are hatching. Best fishing is in the early morning and late evening.
Fisherfolks have been having luck with Elk Hair Caddis tan no. 16, Yellow Stimulator in 12 and 14, ants and stone fly nymphs. We anticipate a more detailed report in the coming days.
The river was planted last Friday in anticipation for the Father's Day fishing derby which did not happen due to Covid 19 so folks have been having a blast bait fishing with lures, worms and salmon eggs right near town. Fishing has been excellent in Sardine Lake as well.
Effective flies have been -
Elk Hair Caddis #12-16, tan, gray, olive
Yellow Stimulators #10-14
Adams Parachute #12-16
Prince Nymph #14-16
Pheasant Tail #12-16
Caddis Pupa #12-16, olive, gray, tan
Hare's Ear #10-16
Copper Johns #14-16, copper, red, olive.
Fishing reports are courtesy of Jim Johnston and Jon Baiocchi. For more specific fishing information, check out www.baiocchistroutfitters.com.