I hope everyone had a great weekend, didn’t burn the hotdogs or hamburgers to bad, I’m not allowed to tend the grill, and gave thanks and remembrance to our service men and women.
It’s a pretty short report this week. Most of the larger rivers, both trout and bass were either close to unfishable or unfishable this past week/weekend. The good news is they are on their way down and if we don’t get much rain this week should be perfect by the end of the week. The one exception was the Jackson. Monsters, there are some monsters that live in there. Anyways, we spent most of our time in the mountains fishing brookies which continues to be outstanding.
To be honest, it’s a little surprising to me that the water levels in our mountain streams have stayed fishable with all the rain. They have blown out a couple times this spring but in general have been great.
The insects and vegetation have enjoyed the overcast/rainy spring. We have primarily been seeing Sulphurs, Yellow Sallies and large Eastern Stoneflies hatching. Any of those well placed should produce the desired result.
If you are ready for a break from catching those beautiful little Virginia jewels/brookies, keep your figures crossed for no more heavy rain for a little while. Smallmouth shouldn’t be anything short of spectacular in a day or two if the rivers continue to drop. If you’d like to join us on a float trip this smallmouth season, give us a call. Our calendar is filling up fast.