Ask any angler who has been out for the Hex hatch this season and you are likely to hear a variety of reports. We had a rollercoaster of weather patterns this past June. Some cold nights with temps dropping into the 40s, as well as our fair share of storms made for some inconsistent hatches. This past week brought some warmer temps and got things going again. We are still seeing good numbers of bugs and finding some good fish feeding. The Hex are still rolling for those who wish to still purse them.
If you’ve had your fill of the Hex, there are plenty of other options. Isos, Cahills, stones and Olives are bringing some good fish to the surface.
The daytime fishing has been great. Attractor patterns, such as Patriots and Missing Links have been holding their own. For those early risers, we are also starting to see a few Tricos here on the North Branch. For those wishing to hit the evening hatch , tiny BWOs are bringing plenty of trout to the surface.
The water this season so far has been higher and a little cooler than average. The good news is the trout are loving it! If you are looking to hit the river this summer, don't hesitate to give us a shout!
Hope to see you on the river!
Chris Lessway (Head guide)