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Expect mega crowds for next holiday weekend. The hex will be happening, but daytime on Fall will be tough if it doesn't cool off.
The hex hatch has been very thick the last two nights. That can be a good thing or a bad thing. If it's too thick your fly is simply outnumbered and your odds are pretty long. We've also been dealing with changing winds during the hatch. We had it just right the last two nights and had a ton of action. Dan from Folsom landed several fish over 18" tonight and hooked half a dozen more. The wind made things tough at first, but the trick is to find a place where the wind concentrates the bugs. That made for good fishing for about 20 minutes, then the wind died and we were able to cast into the glare of the setting sun for the rest of the hatch. The hatch started really late but it was really good.
Fishing on Fall River has been all over the map the last two days. The hex hatch has been complicated by overcast skies the last two nights. It's much more difficult to see the flies without the glare of the sunset in a clear sky. The hatch was pretty weak last night, but was really good tonight. My clients Ken and Bob had lots of grabs this evening on a variety of hex dries. The best one to make the net was about 19" and heavy.
Daytime fishing has been great at times and very difficult at other times. We had a two-hour stretch where we hooked fish on almost every drift yesterday and then the bite shut off really abruptly. Today we worked hard for our fish during the day but landed a big one about 20" and hooked some other very nice fish.
I recently took a trip to majestic Utah with my raft in tow and floated and camped my way down the Green River near Flaming Gorge. I love the scenery on this river. It is absolutely breathtaking with red cliff canyon views, gin clear water, and lots of fish. Not sure if it was the cicada hatch that brought all the sports to the river, but the river was extremely crowded. At any given moment on the A section, you could look up and count 14 boats in one half mile stretch of water. And I thought the Trinity could get crowded!
Despite an enormous amount of pressure and crowds on the A section of the river, the fishing was still great with proper rigging, line control and a good reach cast. The cicada hatch was popping in the morning with fish hitting big bugs on top, but by mid afternoon, the fish were eating sub surface. Sight casting streamers to fish hanging near the bank was very effective and it was nice to pull over and let the crowds drift by.
We camped at Big Pine II campground (float in access only) on the beginning of the B section, and this part of the river was much less crowded. Fish in this section were much grabbier, and you could tell they had seen quite a few less flies recently. Less dry fly action (this could have been the stormy weather and less of a hatch), but they were eating nymphs very consistently. In the slower water, a spring creek nymph rig caught fish almost every cast. Bellow red creek the river was murkier, and the streamer bite in this section of the river was insane. Some of the best streamer fishing I have encountered. The camp/float section of the trip was a huge success.
Up in Wyoming, the fishing on the Green was also great. Despite a recent increase in flows, the fishing bellow Fontanelle Reservoir was excellent. I brought my spey rod and swung streamers with quite a few grabs. There was even an epic thunderstorm late in the afternoon that kept things interesting. Nothing like brandishing about a 13' metal composite rod in the midst of a electric storm....
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