Picabo Angler

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June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016

Your Stream Keeper fished this morning and encountered the best fishing on the field water of the season. The slight breeze that was present when I entered the creek faded away within 4 minutes. I was greeted by a pretty dense flight of White Miller Caddis which lasted several hours. I was able to land 3 trout by swimming my #14 Pheasant Tail soft hackle under the hovering caddis. The largest was a fat 19 inch Brown. Around 11:00 a.m. I ran into a nice Baetis hatch, around a size 20. The fish were active on dun patterns. If one’s gentle cast laid the dry fly a couple of feet in front of a rising trout, the fish would not hesitate to take it. I broke off 5 huge trout on a 7X leader and failed to securely set the hook on another half dozen fish. When I made my exit around 2:00 p.m. the trout were still taking the BWO duns and other trout were swirling subsurface, perhaps for the spent Callibaetis spinners that had suddenly shown up. I would expect the same good fishing Sunday morning provided the forecast for just a slight breeze holds up.

Given the density of this morning’s White Miller flight, I would expect some good evening fishing out in the field water if the wind lays down.

Doug Andres, Stream Keeper, Double R Ranch