July 11, 2015 River Report

The Elk and it’s tributaries are low, clear and fishing well. The Elk is having one of it’s best years for bugs and with the early start from minimal snowpack now is the best time to be down here to fish.

Michel Creek and the Wigwam river are fishing well and the bulls are from the flats and passed 42 kilometer mark. Cutthroats are being caught up to 19″ and bulls are up to 15 pounds.

The bull river is also fishing well and is clear. Bull Trout are up to the dam and bugs are everywhere with cutthroat who are willing to eat. The hatches include Western Green Drakes, Pale Evening Duns, Lime/Yellow Sallies, Light Cahills and there are still some stoneflies around. Dry fly suggestions include the Paratrooper Green Drake, Para Light Cahills, Para Sallies, Crystal Stimulators, and basic attractor patterns such as the Fat Albert. Nymph suggestions includes stoneflies, green drakes, and caddis pupas.

For bull trout we’re using large white or black streamers, such as the Circus peanut and Double Bunnies.

Good luck and hope to see you soon!

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