May 27th Fishing ReportA 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 8 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Rains last night dumped about a quarter to a half of an inch quickly. Creeks today are clear to slightly stained with some that are heavily stained. Looks like we are supposed to get 1-2 inches of rain tomorrow. Think of these as summer storms, but in May... The big rains shouldn't mess things up for the weekend but we will keep you updated.
Today, expect good fishing subsurface on scuds and thread frenchies. Surface fishing has been good in the evenings on sulphurs and caddis, and on beetles and hippie stompers during the day. Foam with a dropper is the ticket again mid day in the sun!
Practice good social distancing on the water. The Centers for Disease Controlrecommends staying six feet apart from others. We’re taking it a step farther — we’re asking anglers to stay a rod’s length apart from their fishing partners whenever possible. The standard fly rod is nine feet long.
Wear a multi-layered face covering when in the vicinity of other anglers. Even a double-layered cloth mask can help slow the spread of the virus.
Avoid fishing from a boat with someone you haven’t been in lock-down with. In other words, if they’re not family, don’t fish from a boat with them — it’s just not possible to practice social distancing while in a drift boat.
Drive to the river separately to get to the angling destination.
Stay local, if at all possible, to limit exposure to others, and limit others’ exposure to you.