Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Report, Weather, and Family
Big Family Weekend Ahead!
Fun times for all this holiday session. Outdoors, family, fly fishing. Fun.
And Rain. Lots of it.
Bring rain gear or get it at Headhunters. Your choice.
Bugs. Lots of bugs out there. BWO, Midge, Caddis, and some wayward PMD’s. Look for action in the afternoons. More caddis lower, BOW’s everywhere, and the PMD’s will also start on the bottom end. Could be some great fishing in the rain. Fish like reduced surface tension. Because bugs do. More efficient emergence with the water cohesion or adhesion or whatever the break is. Sorta learned those two terms in 7am Chemistry 1985. Really not paying attention much in those years. To Chemistry.
And, bugs get beat down by the rain on the surface. So, cripples are big thing. Try that Quigley’s Half Dun Hatching pattern we have in the store for inclement weather success. Ever heard of a trapped dun, a transitional dun?
Nymphers are getting it done. Try a worm in the rain. BWO, PMD, Caddis, and Midge nymphs on the menu this weekend. Short or long your decision.
Streamer anglers do love rain. The fish get kinda dumb and stage up in the shallows protected by the broken surface. Light lines and light flies will find a few biggies in the flats for sure.
Gonna be lots of anglers around this holiday. We will probably not see the splash and giggle crew not eh water with the weather conditions predicted to be dismal. But the first 85 degree weekend with sun, they will be on the river. It is everybody’s resource. Yep, share the road.
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Will we see action on the Dearborn this weekend? Flows rising. Shuttles available @ HH.