July 20th Fishing ReportPartly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
The temperatures have actually kept quite stable due to recent cloud cover. Creeks are clear to slightly stained and flowing in the low 60s. The lower sections of larger creeks are the only ones that are warm enough to not fish. Keep using your thermometer to find the best conditions (60-65 degrees).
The rest of the week looks good for fishing, especially in the mornings and late evenings.
Fish are eating trico spinners in the mornings on many of our creeks, then switching over to eating terrestrials on the surface. Watching trout cruise out from beneath cover to crush a beetle or sip an ant is one of the best things this time of year! You can fish a hopper with a dropper all day long from here to the end of season really.
Focus on fishing the shin to thigh deep water below the riffles and as close to undercut banks or overhanging vegetation as possible. Finding shady areas will also help you locate happy fish.
We have had quite a few reports that mousing and streamer fishing from dusk and into the night has been very productive too!