September 28TH Double R Fishing Report "Mahogany Duns"
Sunday, September 28, 2014:
Mahogany Duns . . . !
Yes, it rained most of yesterday and this morning it was chilly, overcast and threatening rain. Plagued by curiosity, I just had to launch the float tube at Beat #8 of the field water of the Double R Ranch around 10:00 a.m. No fish were rising and initially no insects were on the water. But within a half hour my buddy and I started to see some extremely tiny Baetis which were more cream colored than olive. Then we saw a few Mahogany Duns floating by. Fish started to take the smaller of the two bugs, within the calm margins left by the slight breeze. My friend picked up a fat 15 inch Brown on a Mahogany Dun dry, but that was all she wrote for a while. Around 11:30 a.m. the Mahogany hatch exploded. They looked like a fleet of Chinese Junks floating through the Hong Kong harbor. A beautiful sight after weeks of size 22 Baetis, for sure. I finally landed a Rainbow on my favorite Mahogany parachute. Fish were rising everywhere and the surface was covered with Mahoganies, but we were frozen to the bone and opted to return to my trailer for some hot soup and the last Mariner game of the season.
The Fall hatches are upon us, guys and girls.