July 9th Fishing ReportUpdate: Locally heavy rains have dumped up to an inch and a half in certain valleys today. The big storm is coming and should hit us around 3 or 4. Might muddy things up for tomorrow until the evening, but Saturday is still looking quite good with cool weather and cold rains in the system.
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
We WANT the rains to come! If the rains do not hit it will be a slow recovery to summer normal after a week of brutally hot weather and higher than normal water temperatures. If the rain does come, it will cool things down right away and get us back on track immediately. Temperatures dip the next few days and the cold rain could supercharge trout feeding.
Creeks are low and clear with temperatures in the low 60s to mid 60s. Please use a thermometer through the summer. Anything over 65 will be poor fishing and much warmer can be harmful to trout.
Hatches are sparse. We have not seen tricos early in the mornings yet, and in the evening fish are rising to craneflies and a few random mayflies (parachute adams hatch). Rising trout can be caught using ants.
A foam attractor or terrestrial with a bead head below is key all day long. Hippie stompers and training wheels with purple drank or food down below is the go to rig this time of season.