Paul Rougeot with a nice Rainbow Trout!
WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
Low to mid 50’s and clear. You can see the bottom in five feet of water.
Lows in the 50’s and highs in the 70’s and mostly cloudy throughout the week. A couple of afternoons the sun came out.
HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
Black and white Dali-Lamas and white sparkle flies are moving a high number of trout. Not much King fishing was done this week, but we can imagine that Pink Spin and glows would work well.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
Clear water and great trout fishing. During set up the river was high and off color. A couple of days before the first guests of the season showed up it began to quickly clear.
Birds predominate the gravel bars- various gulls, harlequin ducks, pintails, green-winged teals, golden eagles, and arctic terns, namely. Sightings of beaver and the occasional otter have also been reported.
COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
It feels great to be back on the river! The water is clear and the trout are happy. We did hardly no King fishing this week but reports from the village are good. Floating for Rainbows was our main objective. We spaced the boats out every day and had big sections of river all to ourselves. Some big fish we caught in the lower river. Tons of fish were caught on mouse. Right now the trout fishing is on fire!
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Our picture of the week is displayed at the top of this article.
Guide Matt Moffatt from Ellensburg, WA