Lower River: After an awesome spring and beginning of summer, the lower river is slowing down due to warm water temps. Terrestrials, PMDs, Caddis are going to be your main bugs. Look for dry fly fishing to be best during early morning periods when water temps are at their coolest. Nymphing during the day will be productive but please land fish as quick as possible.
Upper river: Flows 1,420 cfs. Dry dropper fishing with leftover Golden and Green Drake patterns in the Box Canyon has been productive. Nymphing can always get ’em in the Box and streamers are rounding out a close second. The Ranch is now open and offering good technical dry fly fishing with PMDs and Caddis. Terrestrials are going to be the name of the game for the month of August, especially Cinnamon Ants. Be ready for the most rewarding or frustrating day of your life when you step foot on the Ranch! The mosquitoes are out, bring your bug spray!