July 20, 2011
Author: Trout's Staff
Hot damn, the Summer fishing season is upon us! Over the past week, we have seen flows across the state begin to begin to drop, signaling that runoff is finally over. Needless to say, this has been the most bizarre and long lasting runoff cycle I have ever witnessed, so I am very eager myself to finally enjoy some summer fishing.
While flows are still abnormally high for this time of year, freestone and tailwater rivers are all running clear and relatively warm (mid 40's to low 50's). As a result we have seen an abundance of insect life hatching, and the fish are taking notice by feeding very actively and aggressively throughout the day. Moving forward through the season there are a few key points that we all need to remember, as fishing conditions for the remainder of the summer will be unlike anything we have experienced in quite some time.