Midging madness….

The water is 55Cfs-low, clear and 56 F. Fish were midging midday above Falls Rd. yesterday in quiet pools. Fast riffles held a good many rainbows that fell for cdc caddis emergers. Trails are getting a little slippery but the trees still have plenty of leaves that provide needed shade on bright days.Thanks to Jed for the following report:

I had a nice day on the river Friday. I managed all of my fish on two size 20 midge emergers and a size 18 adams midge pattern. The fish in the run-pool at the end of the trail from Falls Road were in some cases clearing the water to take what I think were midges. My adams sparely tied looked a lot like what was coming off. Now they might have been very small bwos. One nice sized brown was clearing the water and landing heavily chasing these “midges” To me he looked to be over 15 inches and fat. I managed to catch 5 browns and 2 rainbows. I lost a nice rainbow in that run-pool, and further downstream where a double pool is graced by a beaver lodge I had a very nice fish on that went deep, bowed my rod real good then popped my line. He’s sporting my adams midge on his “person”. I hope this midge fishing continues through the fall and winter. These fish were rising to them even in the dark. It’s fun to hook onto bigger fish with a tiny fly and 6 or 7x. The challenge is keeping them on. Cheers, Jed

Note: This Wild Bow shot was taken during the shocking survey. It is a streambred fish and it’s hungry.