August 27 River Report

Cooler weather in the valley has stopped the melting of our glacier, allowing the Elk to shrink in size making it perfect for wading. As usual Ants and Beetles have been effective as well as small Mayflies and October Caddis. Streamer fishing is starting to kick off allowing us to pick up some of the bigger cutties and some Bull Trout.

Suggested Dries for the Elk: Orange PMX, GT Adams, Parachute Black Ant, H&L Variant, Black Fat Albert, Tan Fat Albert.

Suggested Streamers for the Elk: Circus Peanut Black, Circus Peanut White, Wilson’s Sparkle Minnow, Muddy Buddy (Black or White).

Michel is very low at this point with the best fishing happening in the lower end of the creek. Mayflies Beetles, and Ants are the most common hatches happening right now. Small Mayflies and large Drakes will be what is going on most in the mornings and evenings. Throughout the day ants and beetles will be the most effective.

Suggested Dries for the Michel: Black Fat Albert, GT Adams, GT Green Drake, Loop Wing Drake Emerger, Parachute Black Ant.

The Wigwam is full of Bulls getting ready to spawn. They will eat early in the mornings and late evening typically on streamers and nymphs. Cutties have been eating lots of drakes, mahogany duns, and ants.

Suggested dries for the Wigwam: Parachute Cinnamon Ant, Ext Body Green Drake, Black Fat Albert, GT Mahogany.

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