August 29, 2015
August 29, 2015:
The past several mornings have been slow in terms of insect hatches given that the Trico hatch is pretty much over for the season. However, there have been good numbers of rising fish, although not all “working” fish. Two days ago I encountered some Trico spinners, and both today and yesterday there were Callibaetis duns and spinners. I did fairly well under the circumstances; seven fish in two mornings including an 18 inch Brown on a #18 hen winged Callibaetis spinner.
The determining factor continues to be the wind. If the wind is down you can anticipate better morning fishing. Check the wind portion of the detailed 10 day forecast at the wunderground.com website. It is pretty accurate as far as the wind is concerned.
There has been some interesting evening fishing when there is no wind. The past two evenings fish have been rising on Beats 7, 8 and 9, from the bridge don to thee Sign-In Wgon, and all over The Pond. I can’t tell you what the fish were taking but it looked little, perhaps Baetis or Callibaetis spinners.
My sense is that we are in the usual transitional phase of August, waiting for the Fall Baetis, Pistachio Duns and hopper action.
STREAM KEEPER’S PAELLA PARTY
Members, save the date of Sunday, September 13, 2015 for the 3rd annual “Stream Keeper’s Paella Party” starting at 5:00 p.m. I will be serving my now infamous Paella, a Tomato Salad, Sliced Watermelon, Big Wood Epi Bread and dessert. You should bring whatever you drink and may bring an appetizer but, please, no side dishes. We will have a fireworks display over The Pond at dark. Since I may not have a “sou chef” this year, I have to limit this invitation to Members and significant others.
Doug Andres, Stream Keeper