Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday 7/13/15 Report- plenty of big browns

My buddy Billy OC ripping lips in the fast water in the Catch & Release area last night. I watched him hook & almost land an 18" brown, and after I left he nailed a 20 incher. He was fishing with Isonychia ("Iso") & Sulfur  nymphs. I wasn't fishing, just observing, but I saw plenty of  #10-12 Iso's hatching well around 6:30pm, and there were #18-20 Blue Wing Olives & #16-18 Tan Caddis mixed in. Billy said he there was a light hatch of #16-18 Sulfurs after I left, he nailed his big fish on a Sulfur-type nymph (#16-18 Pheasant Tails work).   -Torrey

The Farmington is 321cfs from the dam in Riverton, 383cfs through the Catch & Release area and at a great level- this is an excellent, medium level. Water temps have been cold, benefiting the trout and the fishing with water temps from the mid/upper 40's at the dam, and averaging in the mid 50's through the Catch & Release area (exact temp depends upon daily weather, time of day & distance below dam). Fished throughout several days last week, Blue Wing Olives #18, mixed with Isonychia #10-12, Sulphurs #16-18 have been on the water in good numbers and have been providing some good catches. Winter/Summer Caddis #18-22 have been hatching early morning to 11am, with adults on the water in the late afternoon and evening. Blue Wing Olives (BWOs) have been still my number one on the surface, but I caught several nice trout on the Isonychia, Ants & Beetles as well. Subsurface my best catches have been on Tan Caddis Larva #8-14. Streamers are effective during low-light conditions (early & late), play with color, size & presentation for best results.  - Grady

We will be adding lots of closeout, demo, and used rods to the website this week as time permits. Believe it or not, another tackle season is upon us and new products trickle in starting around the end of the month so we have to make room and clear out the old. All of the clearance items will begin appearing today on the Used Gear & Specials page.

Effective nymphs include: Hot Spot Nymphs #14-18, Wade's Clinger Nymph #14-16, Yellow Sparkle Prince #14-16, Sulfur Nymphs #16, Caddis Pupa & Larva in both tan & olive/green #14-16, Pheasant Tails #14-20, Isonychia Nymphs #10-12, Fox Squirrel Nymph #10-14, Prince Nymph #10-16 are all working well. We are seeing Golden Stonefly nymph husks on the rocks in fast water, so they are active & hatching, and are an especially good nymph choice in the mornings. FYI big trout LOVE them, use matching nymphs in #6-10 right now, and focus on the faster, rocky water where they live & emerge from. Streamers are working well in the early morning and again toward dark- look for either low light or murky water for best results during this time of the year on the Farmington. Mice, Rats and giant Streamers are working after dusk.  -Torrey