For the week
of June 11 - 17, 2003
by BILL MASON
Although water conditions
have improved slightly, not much has changed in terms of how streams are
fishing. Unfortunately I don’t see any great changes anytime in the
foreseeable future. Let’s have a look at what’s happening now.
the creek has seen some decent fishing on the Preserve and floating
sections. Hatches have been a bit more consistent than normal making dry fly
fishing a very doable situation.
Hatches consist of both the Pale Morning Dun and Callibeatis with the latter
coming more in the afternoon. PMD Parachutes #16-18, PMD Cripples #16-18 and
Flashback Pheasant Tails work for the PMD’s and Thorax Speckled Dun’s
#16, Callibeatis Cripples and Callibeatis nymphs will take fish when
Callibeatis is on the water.
The Brown Drakes have come and will probably be gone by the end of the week.
Unfortunately the hatch has had mixed reviews—not because of lack of bugs
but because of lack of fish in the Point of Rocks area. Those that stayed
very late seemed to have had the better success.
BIG WOOD RIVER/WARM
SPRINGS/TRAIL CREEK—It is more a greenish color than brown but it is
still running at 2180 cfs which makes it very marginal to fish.
Interestingly, it seems to be holding at this level for the last four or
five days which could mean that it will probably be at least a couple of
weeks before we can get on it. Its tributaries, Warm Springs and Trail
Creek, are it the same condition with Trail Creek creating the most