July 8th Fishing ReportShowers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Light east wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Creeks are all clear to slightly stained, they had drained out almost immediately after the heavy rains on the 4th! Temperatures are in the low 60s. We still recommend using your thermometer as anything in the high 60s will be poor fishing and can stress trout out. However, shaded areas and smaller creeks are flowing in the high 50s to low 60s and the fish are very happy.
Fish are rising sporadically all day long. Even mid day in the sun you can find pods of rising fish! Fishing hoppers or beetles over them will get some aggressive eats, and small mayflies or caddis imitations (we did very well on the front end loader yesterday!) fished in the riffles can be deadly this time of season.
When fishing your hopper or hippie stomper, tie on a smaller, flash nymph or zebra midge below