The Elk River continues to provide excellent dry fly fishing for big West Slope Cutthroats. The river conditions are perfect for this time of the season with gravel bars starting to show and loads of bugs. Best fishing in many years, with good size Cutthroats up to 19″ and Bulls to 15 lbs being taken.
Michel Creek and the Wigwam are already in great shape with Bull trout being caught on the flats and higher up. Both water sheds have had excellent stone fly, Grey Drake and Western green Drakes hatches. Lime Sally’s are everywhere with really good evening fishing on Pale Evening Duns.
Evening fishing on the Elk river is very good with Pale evening Duns and drakes coming off near dark. The Bull River continues to drop and is very clear with similar hatches. Everything seems to be hatching at once these days, it’s a bug smorgasbord out there for the trout. Dry flies are Western Green Drakes, Lime Sally’s, Golden Stone, and Caddis. Nymphs are Western Green Drakes, Golden Stone, and some caddis pupa. Streamers are the double bunny in white and green, along with the Circus Peanut in White or Olive.
Hope to see you soon and enjoy your fishing.