A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. West wind around 6 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch
Brief but heavy rains last night have creeks stained up this morning. They are already fishable and clearing with only one or two blown out. The rains were a blessing as they dropped the major heat we were experiencing and dropped both air and water temperatures a bit! We're looking at the low 80s to 84 for highs this weekend, not too shabby for mid July. The creeks are running with water temps right around 60. It is still a good idea to carry a thermometer as if they warm up much past 65, things start to shut down.
On the stained creeks, scuds, leeches and san juan worms will be effective, while on the clear stuff terrestrials with a dropper is key.
Most of our aquatic insect hatches have slowed down (which is normal for this time of year as we wait on the trico spinners). But, surface action has been very solid on ants, beetles, hoppers, hippie stompers and other attractor flies.
Subsurface fishing has been all about the brush hog and pink belly pheasant tail. Mousing at night has been fantastic, but will slow a bit for a day or two as the rains have things pretty soggy bankside.