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River Report; May 23rd, 2022

River Report; May 23rd, 2022

  • May 23, 2022
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We have been in an every other day pattern of getting rain. The days it doesn’t we have blue bird skies. Depending where you were this past weekend you may have had local water up to bank full with Tstorms scattered around. Most waters should be good to go by Wednesday as wee have some dry weather setting in until late week. Water temps will fluctuate but in general low to mid 60.

During this recent hot spell, we moved our clients into the shade on a peaceful mountain brook to chase native brook trout. These water stay cool most of the year, so they are great way to stay off the bigger water when they get over 70 degrees. Brookies love to take dries on the hottest days. Wulff pattern, Royal coachmen, and hopper patterns are great choice for getting surface action.

We have plenty of guide availability in June. March Browns start to hatch in June. I believe MB’s are the trouts favorite spring emergence. Pike are done spawning and back to their regular hunting grounds and they’ll have the feed bag on.