Good to see the cooler weather. The river did it’s normal flip flop and has been dropping in flows as it always has at this time of year. The irrigation demand in the lower valley is being fed by The Tieton system now. The water temps with the river flows lowering were definitely going UP with that hot weather. The cooler weather is a blessing.
There is a very tight spot from Irene Rinehart to Ringer road since the water has dropped. The channel just after the pond dike splits and until recently going left was an easy option. Currently it is not recommended.
Bugs and food include….Craneflies, Hoppers, Summer stones( which are almost over) October Caddis, Fall Hydro Caddis, Fall Cahills, Baetis, Salmon spawn.
Cranefly dry flies in the morning have been good; After that the midday nymphing and targeting the oxygenated water with a variety of nymphs has been productive. The afternoon evening has been reasonable with a bigger bug…. October Caddis.
Remember the fish are not really on many of the banks anymore as the river has dropped significantly.
Reasonable fishing and should only get better. Swinging bugs and tossing dry flies. Water temps are at about 63 . Fish are in great condition.
Hoppers, October Caddis, Ants etc….
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Good fishing and catching when the river is in shape:))