Scattered showers before 11am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 55. East wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 1/4 to 1/2 an inch forecasted tonight.
Although it has lightly rained the past few days, we still have crystal clear to slightly stained water area wide! Fishing has been quite a bit of fun lately with fish in fall mode feeding well.
On the surface we are fishing hippie stompers and training wheels as well as other attractor dried and terrestrials. If possible, hang a bead head below!
Olives are also hatching on most of our creeks and can get the fish rising steadily in the afternoon and evening. Do not neglect some emergers mid day on as fish can key in on things below the surface film during the early stage of the hatch.
Subsurface is a mix of heavy, larger patterns with a fuzzy look to them (squogs, squirrels, scuds, she hulks etc) as well as the more 'match the hatch' flies like pheasant tails, midge larvae and other thin bodied dark colored bead heads. Just make sure your subsurface bugs are heavy as fish want them near the bottom early in the day.
Leeches and smaller streamers are also working quite well. Fish are aggressively hitting them throughout the day as long as the clouds are overhead and the sun is off the water.