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White river 6/27


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Had a good morning today with minimum flow until 1 pm. Sulphurs really started popping once the fog burned off around 10. Lots of rainbows, 2 decent browns and real pretty cutthroat. All on dries.

Here's a link to a short video of the bug action... all those swirls and dimples are nice size trout eating the flies.

Also a couple of pics...

 

 

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7 hours ago, JestersHK said:

Awesome as usual.  How picky are those fish on a hatch like that?

During the peak of the hatch they can be picky because your fly is competing with so many real ones. It might take 5 -10 casts to get a rise.

The fish are much more aggressive at the beginning and especially the end of the hatch.   


 

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The interesting thing to me is that if you can make yourself just watch the hatch and not fish, that you will see fish refuse actual bugs. I’m not sure what drives that, but I know I’ve seen it happen. 

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7 hours ago, Ham said:

The interesting thing to me is that if you can make yourself just watch the hatch and not fish, that you will see fish refuse actual bugs. I’m not sure what drives that, but I know I’ve seen it happen. 

Yes I've seen that also. It may be that the bug wasn't drifting the same as the rest of them. Sometimes you just can't figure fish out.    


 

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we Saw a pretty decent mayfly hatch up by the dam this afternoon . We never saw a single fish rise on them. Maybe the fish had been eating them prior to the water getting turned on so they were less interested. 

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8 hours ago, Ham said:

we Saw a pretty decent mayfly hatch up by the dam this afternoon . We never saw a single fish rise on them. Maybe the fish had been eating them prior to the water getting turned on so they were less interested. 

They were slurping them up yesterday (Friday) morning.


 

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We fished that area from 2 pm or so until 330 or so. Size was Great, but just not enough bites. We relocated to Cotter and caught a few more fish. 

I’ll do better one of these days. I’ll get my feces together and get some of that dry fly action.

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6 hours ago, fshndoug said:

please post a pic of the fly

 

Well obviously my camera doesn't do well on close ups. It's just a foam bodied sulphur with some brown hackle. Good thing is you can skate it and it doesn't sink.

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