Fishing Report: Logan River July 7-9, 2017

The Logan is fishing very well and the fish have a lot of options for food. We have seen incredible Caddis and May Fly hatches. Yellow sallies throughout the canyon and Golden Stone Fly shucks scattered on the banks. It’s a great time to Fish!

We fished the big bugs this weekend (Chubby Chernobyl, River Walker) and had success. Light tan/ White size 16 Caddis were very effective. The bigger Caddis got fish as well. I had good luck on a size 14 Chocolate Caddis.

May Flies are also making their presence known. Blue Winged Olives, PMDs, and PMD cripples, size 16 worked very well. 

Yellow Sallies are crawling around and are another great fly to use. I like to use a Yellow Sally as an attractor pattern and drop a BWO or Caddis behind it. I did see some midge hatches up Franklin Basin and my go to fly for picky trout is a Griffiths Gnat. If you find a trout not taking your May Fly patterns, Caddis, Yellow Sally, try the Gnat. That has been the code cracker!

With all these bugs in the air, Nymphing is a great way to get those fish looking for an easy meal. It has been fairly warm these past few days and Nymphing has been effective, to get those trout cooling off in the deeper runs. Try a Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Copper John, Caddis Larvae patterns and of course the San Juan!

Streamer fishing was getting great reactions from fish. The smaller Sculpin patterns were working very well. We had luck with an Olive Zoo Cougar. Any small Sculpin pattern will work great. Try using Olive, Yellow, Black and natural in color.

Fishing has been great throughout the day but mid day is definitely slower. Targeting fish is key because they are hanging tight to the banks, under cover or in deeper runs/pockets. This is where I like to use a Chubby or big hopper pattern and target the banks. It has worked very well to entice those trout taking a break. Nymphing is very effective in the heat of the day. Targeting those deep runs in the middle of the river.

There are a lot of great ways to get fish on the Logan right now. The fish have a lot of options for food and are not being shy about eating whatever comes in front of them. Get up the canyon and fish whatever you enjoy, because the fish are not being picky! We have had luck from: between 3rd/2nd dam, all the way up to Franklin Basin. Get up the canyon and go throw some bugs! Have a great week.

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