July 29th Fishing ReportMostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind.
We're in the thick of one of the very pleasant and stable summer weather patterns. This stability can lead to some good fishing!
The sun is your limiting factor right now. Fish early and late and find shade for your best opportunities.
The larger creeks are running a touch warm. The fish are not boiling, but when water temperatures hit 65 the fishing slows down quite a bit. Remember to use your thermometer and have a couple small creek backup plans just in case.
Creeks are clear to slightly stained with water temps ranging in the high 50s to low 60s. Very normal for this time of year. Hatches are sparse with a few trico spinners showing up in the mornings and a few midges hatching through the day. When you see rising fish, try an ant! If that doesn't work, then go with a small parachute mayfly.
The best approach right now is foam (hopper, hippie, user friendly etc) with a thin bodied dopper below. Fish are keying in on terrestrials right now and the dropper will catch fish fairly consistently.
At night, mice and streamers are getting some pretty good sized fish to eat right now too!