So. Ho. stained
I fished the middle section, the water was stained. I did not see many bugs, a few b.w.o.s not many and not too many fish rising. I fished skinny water early and caught several fish on bead heads. When the sun rose above the river fish activity increased in the heavier water and I began hooking up on emergers.
I have found the fish smaller this year than any year I have fished the river. I encouraged one bait fisherman to take his limit and mine. If the sediment covers the redds and there are fewer hatchlings, it may improve the quality of fish.
It was, as usual, great to be on the river and hook up with my pals at the fly shop. I'll go back around Christmas, always do.