June 2nd Fishing ReportSunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 96. West wind 5 to 10 mph
Creeks are low and clear with temperatures in the mid to high 50s.
Yesterday was incredibly windy which means the hatches were blown about and fish were not rising well. Luckily the subsurface fishing made up for it! Bug wise, there have not been any super thick hatches lately but sporadic caddis, lighter colored mayflies and craneflies have fish rising here and there. The terrestrial bit is picking up! Ants, beetles, and attractors such as hippie stompers (orange) and training wheels (orange, yellow and purple royal) are getting some aggressive eats especially in shaded areas. Dropping a thin bodied bead head nymph or smaller scud below these has been excellent, especially mid day.
We're in a summer type rythym right now. Early on fish will eat midges and some mayfly spinners, then when the sun hits the water around 10 they will switch to subsurface and opportunistically feed on terrestrials and attractors. In the evening, the hatches get fish looking up again.
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.