River Reports

July 30, 2016

After a day of dirty water the Elk is back and fishing great! It has a good flow and big Bugs are bringing fish to the surface. Terrestrials such as ants, beetles and hoppers have been effective along with Mayflies. The fishing on the Elk is only expected to get better with our hot and dry weather!

Suggested Dries for the Elk: Super Chernobyl Purple, Willy's Ant Red, Noble Chernobyl Hopper (Tan or Red), B-52 Flying Ant, Black Fat Albert, Tan Fat Albert, Fire Beetle, Amy's Ant Red, H&L Variant, Royal Wulff.

Michel Creek is running lower than normal for this time of year but it is still fishing well. Large terrestrial patterns are working well throughout the day and mayflies are working in the evening. Ants and beetles would be a go to, but hoppers will work as well. Drakes, PMDs and basic Mayfly attractor patterns will work in the evening.

Suggested Dries for the Michel: Fire Beetle, Black Fat Albert, Black Parachute Ant, Royal Wulff, H&L Variant.

The Wigwam is full of dormant Bull Trout spread throughout the system. Bull Trout will typically not eat until the last hour of light or the first in the morning. Nymphs Eggs and streamers should do the trick for the bulls.The Cutties are big and will eat on top. Ants and Mahogany Duns are effective as well as Beetle Patterns.

Suggested Dries For the Wigwam: GT Mahogany, Black Parachute Ant, Black Fat Albert, H&L Variant.

Happy Fishing!

Jul 23, 2016

Due to the constantly changing weather the fishing on the Elk has been up and down. During hatches the fishing is hot, however, without bugs the fishing is still good but average compared to what we're used to seeing. Hatches for the Elk are Green Drakes, PMDs, Caddis, and Sallies.

Flies for the Elk: GT PMD, Paratrooper Green Drake, Parachute Wulff Purple, Snowshoe Caddis Tan, Parachute Sally.

Michel has been hot lately. It has been having large Green Drake hatches along with PMDs, Sallies, and Caddis. The fish are big and happy to eat on top. Terrestrial patterns will work throughout the day but in the evenings Mayflies are the way to go.

Flies for Michel: Paratrooper Green Drake, Extended Body Green Drake, Parachute Wulff Purple, GT PMD, Parachute Sally.

The Wigwam now has bulls throughout the system but they are dormant. If you're looking for bulls to eat they may do it in the evenings or early mornings but will not midday. Cutties in the wigwam are big and will eat Terrestrials and Mayflies. Throughout the day ants will bring fish up and mayflies (Drakes, Mahogany Duns) will in the evening.

Suggested Flies for the Wigwam: Extended Body Green Drake, H&L Variant, Ausable Wulff, Para Cinnamon Ant, GT Mahogany.

Good Luck Fishing!