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Big Trout and Hoppers Looming

It’s trout time on our private water stretch of river.  Fishing has been good as the water has dropped into more normal summer flows.  This year there are a ton of fish in the 6-12” range.  They are a lot of fun on dry flies and have been taking caddis on the surface fairly well.  With the scenery, wildlife and complete lack of other anglers that makes for a fun trip.  The icing on the cake is there are much bigger fish.  Yesterday a lucky angler from Sacramento landed an enormous rainbow in the 6-7 lb range.  These big trophy fish are tough to get and aren’t easy to find but they are there.  These are the fish that eat sculpin flies fished on sink tips.

We’ve also been seeing more hoppers.  They are getting bigger and more active near the banks.  A good sign for the weeks to come.

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