Fishing Report 5/31/18
Amidst the preparation for Colorado, guiding, and my real job, I finally got sick of packing and found a little time to provide an update on the Little Elkhart. We have been blessed with relatively cool temps and a significant amount of rainfall early on this season, which is pretty typical for the springtime. What wasn't typical was the transition from what seemed like an endless winter, followed by an unusually short Spring, right into the dead heat of Summer! I'm not complaining, just concerned for our trout. Thankfully, there are no 90 degree days in our 10 day forecast and temps should return to upper 50s overnight, which should keep us fishing right into July.
Guiding has gone well this season and should continue to be good as long as we get the right weather. I've been blessed with some pretty awesome clients thus-far and would like to continue the trend. Two of my more recent clients caught their first browns with me and their excitement level was contagious. It's always awesome to see clients get fired up and catch the fly fishing addiction, and as a guide it makes you want to work that much harder to get them more trout and eventually a club worthy brown. As far as my own personal fishing goes, I haven't landed a single trout over 20 inches on the little e yet this season (my real job is to blame), however; I have caught a a decent amount of 15-18" and hooked a good amount of really big browns.
Give us a call if you're looking to get on the water and we'll make it happen (the sooner the better availability is limited!)
Fly selection and Critical Info:
-Water temp: +/- 66 degrees Fahrenheit (Colder if you know where to look)
-Clarity: Partially Stained
-Nymphs: Bishop, Dutchie, Holy Grail, Rainbow Warrior, San Juan (Pink and Red), Girdle Bug, Mop Fly.
-Streamers: Small buggers sizes 6-10, slump buster, and clousers during daytime, Peanut Envy, Scoblin and Boogieman at first light, last light, and night time.
-Mice: Skate or swing them with some twitches.