August 5th Fishing Report

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Creeks are clear to slightly stained with temperatures in the mid 50s to mid 60s.  Only the largest creeks are 65 degrees and should not be fished.  Use your thermometer!
 We're full into terrestrial season.  While a few fish will feed on caddis and craneflies in the evening, rising fish are more apt to eat an ant than an aquatic insect it seems.
 Through the day we are fishing hoppers, beetles, and foam attractors with a bead head below them.  Plopping them close to overhanging grass and undercut banks (shaded areas) is most effective.
 On the cooler creeks tight line/competition nymphing is getting fish that otherwise have lockjaw to feed!  A heavy thread frenchie with a zebra behind it is deadly right now.
 As the week warms it will become more important to fish early and late and avoid the mid day sun and heat.  With the increasing temperatures we may see the return of the trico spinner fall.  It hasn't ever really shown up in our area yet but we are still crossing our fingers and waiting....

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