September 2nd Fishing ReportSunny, with a high near 78. West wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
We're in the part of summer that things hopefully continue to cool down (we are forecasted for excellent weather all week and heading into the holiday weekend). We can't exactly say that we are transitioning to fall yet as we can still get a warm spell (happens every year!) this month.
Creeks are clear to slightly stained and flowing just a little low. Water temperatures are in the mid 50s to 60. Even the larger creeks that were too warm last week are giving good water temperatures and fishing has rebounded.
A few tricos in the morning showing up and doing their spinner fall, but it just has not been very strong this season. At about 9 a.m. there is a brief slowdown in fishing as the aquatic insect activity lessens when the sun hits the water. Once the dew on the grass disappears the fishing picks up again on terrestrials. Fishing a hopper (ant/beetle/cricket etc) with a dropper is deadly all day long. In the evenings the guides have been cleaning up by skittering simple CDC and Elk caddis patterns as well as continuing to fish terrestrials.
Subsurface fishing is still best with the thinner bodied patterns, but pink squirrels, scuds, and energizers are starting to work quite well, especially when the sun is off the water.
Leeches, streamers, and mice are still good, and will get better once we get some clouds in the sky or a heavier stain on the water (or the sun goes down....)