The San Juan River is flowing at about 860 CFS. Midge fishing has been doing well through out the whole day. Midge larvae in grey, cream, olive, rusty brown and olive brown are working. Adult baetis are starting hatch in the later part of the day, but emerger patterns are still doing well. RS2 foam wings are getting strikes, grey/white and chocolate. Juju Baetis patterns in black and other darker colors are fishing. Sidewinder patterns are another good bug imitation. Stick to sizes 22-26 right now, even for dry flies. There are some PMD and other adult hatches occurring so keep an eye out for bugs coming off the water. If you want to fish dries, use patterns like mayflies, parachute adams, bwos, etc. Look for what color the bugs might be to help determine what you need to tie on. Hoppers are occasionally catching fish, try darker colors first.
We’ve had some hot days out here on the Juan. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid 90s this week (8/6-8/9) and will drop down the the mid 80s through the weekend into next week. There’s a slight chance of rain later htis week and next week, so be prepared with rain gear even if it looks clear in the morning.
In the above photo is one our newer guides, David Phelps with a 25 inch bow that the angler he was guiding caught!
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