March 19th Fishing Report
Sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Creeks are clear and flowing a touch on the low side. Water temperatures in the low to mid 40s.
Fishing has been good as the snow is (once again) off the banks and we do not have to worry about a major cooling of the creeks or muddy of the water due to snowmelt.
We are still seeing midges hatching almost daily. It might take a little leg work to find the pods of happy fish, but they are out there around mid day! We have also spotted some BWOs and some spring stoneflies too.
Subsurface fishing has been good on pretty much anything. From the match the hatch thin bodied bugs to the thicker bodied patterns like scuds.... As long as you get a good drift, fish are eating!
Guides have been fishing foam dries with great success. A size 12 hippie (check out the new irresistible style hippie stomper!) with a bead head below has been deadly, especially when you twitch the hippie.
The weekend looks good (some wind coming in on Sunday) with very pleasant spring temperatures. Just be aware that the water is VERY clear right now, and with the sunny skies, fish are quite skittish.