We are open today, Monday 5/25, Memorial Day, from 8am until 5pm. Beautiful wild brown caught on a nymph by Andy Lyons yesterday. Plenty of good fishing reports from this weekend, with fish caught on dries, nymphs, wets & streamers. The Farmington
is currently 240cfs through the Catch & Release area
(204 from dam in Riverton, 36 from the Still River)- this is a
medium-low flow, very fishable & easily wadeable. Also a nice level
for dry fly fishing, there have been good numbers of fish rising when
there are bugs on the water, which has been often. Caddis
story right now, so have #14-18 patterns in your boxes, both olive/green
bodied ones as well
as tan- the green/olive ones seem to be the predominate ones at the
moment. There was a very good hatch of the green/olive Caddis Sunday about mid-afternoon on Sunday. March Browns/Gray Foxes are hatching well too, they are a sporadic
hatch that typically trickles off during the afternoons & eves, they
are a nice big bug too. Guide Bruce Marino has had several great days this past week
on green bodied
caddis variations. The
Winter/Summer Caddis #18-22 have been hatching well in early mornings in
the Catch & Release area (TMA- Trout Management Area, normally early to mid mornings), with adults
on the water in the afternoon
and evening, and pupa very active subsurface in the mornings.
Hendrickson Spinners #12-14 are still present in evenings
in the Riverton area only (Hitchcock Chair right up to dam, this will be the last weekend for that), and we are
getting reports of March Browns up there already (they have been hatching in the TMA for about a week now). Blue Wing Olives duns & emergers #18-24
have been on the river
during the day this past week, as well with their spent form..... the Rusty
Spinner #18-24 showing in the late afternoon and evening. March
Browns/Grey Fox #10-14 are showing up in the late
afternoons & eves, along with the start of the Vitreus #16-18 and the larger
Sulphurs #16 (Invaria). The Sulfurs are in the TMA, they are not up in Riverton yet.
are being caught on the surface using a combination
of Tan & Olive/Green Caddis #14-18, March Brown/Gray Fox #10-14, Winter Caddis #18-22, Blue Wing Olives #18-24, Mahogany Duns/Blue
Quill #16-18, Rusty Spinners #12-24, and Sulfurs #16.
Pupa & Larva in both olive/green & tan #14-18, Hare's Ear soft
Golden Stoneflies #8-12, Pheasant
Tails #14-20, March Brown/Gray Fox Nymphs #10-14, Fox Squirrel Nymph #10-14, Prince Nymph #12-18.
Streamers are working well in the early morning and again toward dark- look for low-light conditions for best results.
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