The spring creeks are still productive. PMD’s are still coming off although a bit sporadic now. The strongest hatches are on the O’hair Ranch on Armstrong. On Depuy the hatch is spottier and on some runs you only see a few and on others it is still strong. Terrestrial fishing is good with beetles and ants. Nymphing midge larva and sow bugs in the morning always produces.
The Month Ahead:
Terrestrials will rule the roost in late August and September. Tricos are also important in the early morning, especially at the MZ ranch. Spring creeks are tough but always have cold water and are a nice mid summer option – the trout are always there and feeding but they aren’t as reckless as they were during the PMD hatch so you have to earn each one.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The spring creeks are always a safe although technical option. Water temps are always cold even on the hottest days and the fish are loaded in the creeks. In the fall some of the weeds die back and the baetis hatch can be awesome in October, especially with some cloud cover.