It’s been warm. The big hatches have come and gone and the first day of Summer is rapidly approaching. Before I fully surrender to bluegills and bass for awhile, I grabbed a short 2wt and headed for cold water.
Severe storms had passed through the area about a week before I ventured out and the damage in some places was considerable. The stream I had intended to explore was unfishable. There were so many downed trees that the streambed was impassable.
I was forced to move on due to the damage but I eventually found what I was looking for.
I encountered a lot of yellow stoneflies, midges, and a smattering of different mayflies. Definitely a good amount of food to support a population of fish.
Despite the mayflies and stoneflies I stuck with my Royal Wulff. I only fished a few holes before an extended downpour chased me back to my truck. Fortunately I got into some fish and that made the drive worthwhile.
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