Water is low and clear. Water temps are 54 -61 depending on where you are in the system and at what time. Those temps are little warmer than usual. Should start to drop soon with cooler weather coming are way.
Bugs throughout the river
#10 October Caddis
#16 Tan Caddis
#14-16 Yellow Mays
The Lower Canyon fishing has been a little rough lately. Low and pressured. Not giving up many fish.
The Farmlands, upper Canyon and Upper Flatlands have been a bit more predictable. Egg drift, dry flies and streamers have all produced.
Catching remains a bit unpredictable and is a direct relation to the number of fish over Bonneville which is at about 40 percent of the 10 year average. Regardless we have seen some sweet steelhead over the past few weeks. In fact some rather large fish that have had their way.
The warmer weather colored up the river a bit, which was welcomed. Clarity is now increasing daily. The river also received in influx of Chinook recently.
|Bill Douglas Crew
UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER
Current bugs include…
#8-10 october Caddis
#16 Tan Caddis’
Water level is currently higher then the 40 year average and has been jumping up and down a bit more then usual.
Fishing remains good and multiple techniques have been used to catch ’em. Dry flies, nymphs and streamers.
|Brian and Jack