August 1 Fishing
Wow, it’s August! We have finally hit flows that are consistent with the historical average on the Snake and the fishing is coming into shape. We are seeing risers on chubby chernobyls and other foam, think circus peanuts and water walkers. Starting the day on nymphs (rubber legs, pheasant tails) or with a hopper-dropper is a great way to get hits as the morning warms up.
The Green has seen a lot of traffic this summer, and the fish are getting wise. On the upper stretches fish are coming up to ants, beetles, and small pmds. There are big fish to be had, it is just taking a little more time and patience.
Fish creek is a beautiful wade option. We have been seeing grey drakes, small yellow stones, caddis flies. There are big cutties in the spring creeks and will come up to well presented flies.