River Reports

August 8, 2017

The Elk is in perfect condition right now with water levels dropping and perfect clarity. A hot summer has us now fishing terrestrials throughout the afternoon and mayflies in the late afternoon to evenings. Our smokey weather has provided us with cooler temperatures and a really good false cloud cover that has allowed for great dry fly fishing throughout the day. Hoppers have been fishing well along with smaller terrestrials such as ants and beetles. Mahogany Duns have been popping off in the late afternoon to evenings and the fish have been eating lots of them. Streamer fishing will be effective for cutthroat and Bulls. The Bulls are currently spread throughout the system and if targeted, they can be caught.

Suggested Dries for the Elk: GT Adams, GT Mahogany, Mahogany Spinner, Parachute Ant Black, Parachute Cinnamon Ant, Fire Beetle, Fat Albert Tan, Fat Albert Black.

Suggested Streamers for the Elk: Circus Peanut White, Circus Peanut Black, White Muddy Buddy, Bunny Sculpin.

The Michel is starting to get low but it is fishing reasonably well. The Michel is fishing the same bugs as the elk with plenty of terrestrials during the day and mayflies in the evenings. In the mornings yellow sallies have also been really effective. Michel is also the same as the Elk as you can fish nymphs and catch fish but we prefer to stick to dries.

Suggested Dries: GT Adams, GT Mahogany, GT Green Drake, Mahogany Spinner, Parachute Ant Black, Fire Beetle, Black Fat Albert, Parachute Sally.

The Fording has been providing some great fishing as of lately. Terrestrials such as ants and beetles have been doing very well during the day with mayflies such as Mahoganies and Green Drakes in the Evening. Sallies will also pick up fish. There will be bull trout in the fording so if you target them, there is a god chance you will catch a few.

Suggested Dries: GT Adams, GT Mahogany, GT Green Drake, Mahogany Spinner, Parachute Ant Black, Fire Beetle, Black Fat Albert, Parachute Sally.

Jul 17, 2017

The Elk is now running at a good height but still has some glacial colour to it. It is fish well on nymphs in the morning and then on dries in the afternoon to the evening. Stonefly nymphs and general attractor pattern nymphs (Such as copper jons), are great patterns to use. For dries big attractors throughout the day as well as PMDs and Drakes in the evening will be effective. With the hot weather we've had beetles have brought fish up to the surface too. As usual Streamers have been fishing really well on the Elk.

Suggested Dries for the Elk: Ausable Wulff, Parachute Hare's Ear, Chubby Chernobyl Pink, Black Fat Albert, Ext Body Green Drake, Paratrooper Green Drake, Para Light Cahill.

Nymphs: Copper Jon Brown, Copper Jon Red, Copper Stonefly, Hare's Ear, Hunchback Green Drake.

Streamers: Circus Peanut White, Circus Peanut Black, Olive Sculpin, Bunny Sculpin, Muddy Buddy in White or Black.

The Bull is running clear and is at a normal height for this time of year. Drakes and attractor patterns have been working for us there. The fish are looking up and you should have no issue picking them up on dries. Nymphs and streamers will work but we prefer to stick to dries.

Suggested Dries for the Bull: Speckled PMX, Black Fat Albert, Pink Chubby Chernobyl, Ext Body Green Drake, Para Trooper Green Drake.

Michel is now running at a perfect height and is crystal clear. Mornings and evenings are typically fishing well with the afternoons being a little slower because of the heat. Attractor patterns and terrestrials have been effective dry patterns on the Michel. In the evenings there has been green drake and PMD hatches. Nymphs will pick up fish however it is such a great dry fly creek you won't have to nymph.

Suggested Dries For Michel: Speckled PMX, Chaps Cicada, Fire Beetle, Ext Body Green Drake, Para Light Cahill, Ausable Wulff, Paratrooper Green Drake.

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