UPDATE: Eyes on the creek are telling me that the Timber Coulee and tributaries are clear and the West Fork even looks good. The rains were far more severe south of us. So head north of the shop to find clear and fishable water!
Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 6 to 14 mph.
It did rain last night with at least 1/2 an inch falling and in some cases up to 1.5 inches. This means we will have murky water on some creeks this morning but it should drop and clear very quickly on all but the largest creeks.
Otherwise, the fishing conditions have been excellent for mid summer! Water temperatures are very good (again with the exception of the larger creeks) and these summer rains help keep things cooler than normal for late July.
We have started to see some trico spinners in the mornings! It's just about time to start waking up early and chasing risers to these mayfly spinners.
Otherwise, fishing a terrestrial with a bead head dropper has been fantastic. Chubby chernobyls, hippie stompers, even small hopper patterns with a brush hog, purple drink, or frenchie tied below has been great all day long.
Fishing is still best when the sun is off the water, but mid day temps are such that bombing the banks with a hopper/dropper is productive and comfortable for anglers! (all week we are looking at highs in the high 70s or 80)