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Late August Fishing Report

Date: August 27, 2019
Flows: 3270 CFS
Water Temp: 59 F


Tricos are here early in the morning, but we aren’t seeing many fish rising to them. Never the less, its still worth giving them a shot, but have patience. They are very picky on what they are eating so give ’em all you got. Hoppers are producing some nice healthy fish. There’s hoppers everywhere and fish are eating them, but some days are better than others. Nymph fishing has slowed down a bit with some good fishing still to be had. Soft Hackle Sowbugs, Caddis pupae, Tung Teasers, Pheasant Tails, Ray Charles, Orange and Tan Scuds, poodle sniffers among some others have been the go to nymph flies. Streamer fishing is still slow, and a little grassy out there. Dry fly fishing in the afternoons have been productive. Lots of pods can be found on the upper section.


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