We had some good sessions fishing Sun-ray shadows on top. 64 fish were landed, with 10 fish over 15 pounds and 3 fish over 20.
Top Rods were Kent Brodie and Susan O´Neil. Kris Timken landed the fish of the week a 22 pounder.
Water color and visibility: Water is getting very clear again, visibility 3 - 4 feet.
Water temperature: 40°F - 56°F
The river is dropping down a little every day. Good water visibility.
Wind speed ranges through the week: Very unstable weather. We had just one day with normal wind from west, it blew mostly from east and sometimes from south and north. On Wednesday a west wind win blew up to 40 mph.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 31°F - 68°F
Flies that are working the best: We fished mostly big flies including, leeches, intruderes, big tube flies, Skagit minnows, and Paul Millers. By the end of the week we used smaller flies. Medium size buggers, Tdf Taxi, and Yuk Bugs. We landed some fish on top with Sunra yShadows and some skaters.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc.: Light tips and Scandi heads for low water condition together with Poly-leaders and Spey Versi-leaders.
Heavy tips and Skagit heads for high water conditions with different lengths of T-14 and T-17. We also used T-20 in some pools.
Short leaders for heavy tips, 3 to 5 feet and long leaders for lights tips, 10 to 15 feet.
Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 64
Weight of the biggest fish: 22 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 10
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 3
Kris Timken landed a 22 pounder.
Ted Reznik landed a 21 pounder.
Jordan Brodie landed a 21.5 pounder.