August 7 River Report

The Elk has been fishing great. Good flows, clear water, and heat have created some great dry fly fishing on the river. Terrestrials such as hoppers, ants, and beetles have been very effective throughout the day along with small mayflies (size 16). During the day ants are usually a go to because we have been having some amazing hatches! In the evenings we are still seeing a few drakes, sallies and PMDs.

Recommended Dries for the Elk: Black Fat Albert, Tan Fat Albert (Red Thread), Fire Beetles, Parachute Adams, Parachute Ant, B-52 Flying Ant, Parachute Purple Haze, GT PMD, Parachute Sally.

The Michel is the hottest it has been so far this summer. Consistent Drake hatches have been bringing large cutthroat to the surface and when all else fails beetles have been a key to success. Ants and hoppers are also effective but Drakes and Beetles are go to patterns right now in Michel.

Suggest Dries for Michel: Black Fat Albert, Fire Beetle, Ext Body Green Drake, GT Green Drake, B-52 Flying Ant, Tan Fat Albert (Red Thread).

The Wigwam is fishing great for cutthroat but has been extremely slow for Bull Trout. The Bull Trout are in complete spawning mode and are not eating much. The best thing for bulls would most likely be small Nymphs in the early morning or before dark. The Cutthroat fishing has been hot on Drakes, Mahogany Duns, and Ants.

Suggested Dries for the Wigwam: Cinnamon para Ant, GT Green Drake, GT Mahogany, B-52 Flying Ant, Black Fat Albert.

Good luck out there!

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