Monthly Archives: July 2016

A tougher than normal early spring that saw us fishing deep, heavy rigs from the boat gave way to eager and very healthy rainbows in May and June. Double rigs with midges suspended below a small indicator or a single below a dry fly accounted for most of the action.

 Spin fishing was difficult as the fish didn’t seem to want to chase lures.  July is here and our annual cicada hatch has begun.  Cicadas are clumsy in flight and often fall to the water for the fish to attack. I usually consider the fourth of July as the kick off to the cicada fishing at the Ferry. 

The best way to target trout looking for cicadas is on the drift. Casting large dry flies, with or without a beaded midge dropper at tree-lined banks or over expensive flats often elicits violent strikes. 

July flows are higher than June but there is still wadable water to cast dry/ dropper or nymph rigs. 

 Monsoon storms can pop up in the afternoons creating beautiful waterfalls throughout the canyon if we get enough rain. Tight lines everyone.   


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