As summer winds down and the hot weather hangs on, the breakdown of the river is changing daily. Water levels have dropped significantly and clarity is phenomenal. With the lower water however paired with hot days it is prudent to keep a thermometer in your pack and keep an eye on those temps as the day progresses. Early mornings and late afternoons are great times for cooler weather and happier fish along with some great hatches. Keep an eye to the water for PMDs, caddis, and tricos. Fishing Chubby Chernobyls, PMX's, Extended Body PMD's, E/C Caddis, and Fathead Beetles on top with Poxyback PMD's, Gumdrop Caddis, Montana Prince Nymphs, and Copper Johns dropped below is producing lately.
We are going to start noticing a huge influx in hatch activity considering that consistent warm weather is right in front of us so be ready with nymphs, dries, streamers, and your terrestrials. The time is now.
Nymphs: Poxyback PMD's #14-16, Gumdrop Caddis#14-16, Montana Prince Nymphs#12-14, and Copper Johns #12-16
Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, Platte River Spider, Thin Mint, Rubber Bugger, Mini Sex Dungeons
Dries: Chubby Chernobyls #10-16, PMX's#12-16, Extended Body PMD's #14-16, E/C Caddis#14-16, and Fathead Beetles#14-16
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