July 26th Fishing ReportSunny, with a high near 81. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
The rains were mostly south of Vernon County meaning our creeks are still clear to slightly stained and flowing well! The rains missing us also means that water temperature will remain a touch warm for the next day or two. Make sure you use your thermometer as anything over 65 will be harmful to trout. We expect temps to stabilize after a day or two.
Tricos are still sparse, but we are seeing some spinners in the mornings. Otherwise hatches consist of midges and egg laying caddis. The real surface action is on terrestrials! Hoppers, beetles, and ants.
Subsurface fishing has been best on thinner bodied nymphs such as spanish bullets, perdigons, and zebra midges. When the sun goes down fish have been eating mice (morrish mouse) and streamers (stranger thing).
Sunlight will be the limiting factor for fishing. The best fishing is early, and late, and into the night. Mid day make sure you are finding shade and getting your flies as close to undercut banks and overhanging vegetation as possible.