July 11, 2017
Overview: Water levels continue to be better overall throughout our area. However, daytime temperatures have remained in the mid to upper 80’s, making for tough afternoon fishing and warm water. Lower to mid elevation trout anglers are advised to get out early to find the best fishing, and wrap it up by midday to protect our resource. Higher elevation streams should remain cool enough to fish during the afternoon and evening hours.
Davidson River: The Davidson is currently below median flow, but still higher than most of last year. Fishing is best from sunrise to mid-morning. Once the sun is up, water temperatures begin to climb to unfavorable levels, and the tube hatch begins to emerge. For those who are out in the early morning, a variety of terrestrials fished on 6x-7x fluorocarbon tippet should serve you well.
Wild Trout: Wild trout fishing is still fairly productive, but if water levels continue to drop, it could get a bit tricky toward the end of the month. Getting off the beaten path is key to finding the best fishing during summer. If you have the ability to hike, do so, and for as long as you can. Hell hath no fury like a van full of summer campers looking for a swimming hole.
Fly Patterns: Loco Beetle 12-14, Hi-Vis Beetle 12-14, Hippie Stomper 14-16, Chubby Chernobyl 12-14, Green Squirmy 12-16, Green Weenie 12-14, Furry Foam Inchworm 12-14, Kevin’s Caterpillar 12-14, Hot Creek 12-14, Rubber Legged Fox Squirrel Nymph 12-16