July 18th Fishing ReportSunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
It's a hot couple of days, followed by a normal summer week. Creeks are clear to slightly stained with temps in the low to mid 60s. Summertime means thermometer time. Make sure you are constantly checking stream temperatures. Anything over 65 will start to slow fishing down, and over 68 can be lethal for trout. Luckily we have quite a few feeder creeks and spring heads that keep temperatures down on some of our creeks!
Tricos are showing up in the mornings on many area creeks, the rest of the day fishing a hopper or beetle with a dropper below (they are crushing terrestrials lately!) will work all day long.
The sun and heat are the limiting factors, so fish early, fish late, take a break mid day and find as much shaded water as you can. Shade not only gives the fish a break from heat and sun, but it also usually has terrestrials dropping from it throughout the day!