Cloudy, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 6 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
The rain fell very gently last night. We received about an inch total area wide. The major storms missed us meaning the rain had a chance to soak in leaving our creeks clear to stained this morning.
The weather is about as good as you can ask for this July. Water temps are cool and the daytime temperatures are more than pleasant.
Tricos have arrived and we are starting to see the spinner falls in the mornings. It is the very early stage of the hatch, and fish are not yet laser focused on them, but give it a day or two and the early spinner fall fishing will be excellent.
For the most part, fish are keyed in on terrestrials on the surface. Ants, beetles, and hoppers have all been fantastic! A hopper or larger attractor pattern with a small bead head tied below as a dropper is the best way to fish right now.
With the cool and cloudy weather, we have a chance of seeing more rising fish to some sporadic mayfly hatches (parachute adams hatch!) today.
Subsurface fishing has been excellent on zebra midges, brush hogs, perdigons, and pink belly pheasant tails. Today, with the clouds, also fish a scud or leech.