July 1st Fishing ReportA 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Creeks are clear to slightly stained with temperatures in the low 60s. We're in full summer mode where fishing is best early and late and anywhere you can find shade.
Hatches are sparse, which is normal for this time of year. You will find some fish rising first thing in the morning, and late in the evening. The morning fish will take a generic parachute pattern or film star, while the evening fish will also eat ants readily.
During the day, it is terrestrial time on the surface! Fish ants, beetles, even small grasshoppers. Targeting creeks with overhanging grass or even trees gives you a better chance at finding terrestrial eaters.
Subsurface fishing is starting to become a game of thin bodied patterns. Perdigons, spanish bullets, zebra midges etc are more effective when the creeks are clear and the sun is shining.
Leeches, streamers and mice can be quite good right now when the sun starts to set until the sun starts to rise.