Sunny, with a high near 69. East wind around 8 mph.
It's time to release our breath we have been holding the past week. The creeks are starting to clear up and we are starting to catch fish again. It is not all back to normal though as there is still a bunch of damage on the Timber Coulee and West Fork and we politely ask that if you are on those waters that you make sure and ask landowners if you can lend a hand for part of your day.
South of the shop and to the east, things fared a bit better with normal, non-catastrophic flooding.
Fish have been quite willing to eat on the surface, and as they start to settle into the new holes and runs, they will key in on larger attractor patterns and terrestrials. A bright beetle or hippie stomper right now is deadly! We have also seen a few olives hatching and fish keying on them when the sun is off the water.
Subsurface fishing has been solid on heavy nymphs rolled along the bottom as well as on leeches and streamers.
While there is fishing available, things are not perfect as the creeks are just beginning to recover from a pretty big change in the area! Be patient with the fishery, and please give back if you are able.
As a final note, watch where you are wading. There is quite a bit of debris that has been moved around by the floods. Barbed wire can be a nasty surprise when submerged or hidden by bankside mud!