Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 96. South wind 7 to 11 mph.
Hot and humid today, Potential relief in rainstorms tonight and into tomorrow. We are in our standard summer cycle. A few hot days followed by rain to get rid of the heat and humidity, then a few comfortable and cooler days. Saturday through Wednesday look pretty good right now!
The good news is that the water temperatures are still holding on. We're seeing mid 60s peak on some of our normally warmer creeks in the evening time. Remember your thermometer as anything over that 65 degrees will mean poor fishing and can be lethal to fish much higher than that.
Fish early, fish late, and avoid the mid day sun! Fish are far more responsive early in the morning when water temperatures are coolest. Action picks up again in the evening time when the sun leaves the water and things cool down again.
Aquatic insect activity is slow this time of season, which is normal. We're waiting for the tricos to show up for our next major match the hatch moment. In the meantime, terrestrials have been fantastic! Ants and beetles and smaller hoppers are very effective on the surface, and fishing a buoyant pattern with a bead head below (brush hog, pink belly PT, perdigon) is deadly this time of year.