Small Streams

Stream Reports

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:46pm

I have been spending a good bit of time lately in my local small streams.  Although water levels are low, the fishing has been quite good.  The best fishing has been in higher elevation rivers with a steep gradient.  Look for rivers with a stair step stucture, the small pools and fast water have been producing the best.  The dry dropper rig has been my go to.  Fish a buoyant dry and a heavy nymph to get down quick.  Be a ninja and fish the tough water, make those cast into hard to reach...

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 2:09pm

Despite lower water levels local streams have been fishing well.  The morning hours have been the most productive.  Be aware of water temps, anything 70 or higher is pushing it for the trout.  The trout are moving up stream to find the cooler water, so you should too.  One positve aspect of the lower water is that dry flies are typically productive all day.  Target the heads of pools where oxygen levels are higher and be a ninja.  Don't over look the terrestrial bite, beetles and ants are a...