Fishing Report

Logan River

Runoff is pretty much in the books and the Logan is now catching up to the Blacksmith. The Blacksmith terrestrial activity has been out of this world this year. And the Logan terrestrial activity is catching up!

Dry Fly-Fishing

Green Drakes are out and the fish are aware of this. We have seen plenty hit the water, so the Drake feast is coming…be ready for it! The Drakes are big, fish a Drake in sizes from 10-12. I would argue the Green Drake hatch is more fun than the Salmon Fly Hatch on the Blacksmith. If you haven’t fished the Drakes, do it!

I have seen Golden Stone Fly Shucks on rocks which means one thing, CHUBBIES. I had luck yesterday getting a few on a large Cat Puke fly (Salmon Fly pattern). I wish I had a smaller fly like a Golden Stone Chubby in a size 8. The fish were looking up and definitely looking for that big Golden Stone. Bring those big dries!

PMDs, and Rusty Spinners are in full force. In the evening, the Rusty Spinners are very prolific. Make sure to have these flies in sizes 16-18. Midges are out in big numbers too. Griffiths and Goober midges in sizes 16-18 are perfect trailers behind one of those big Drakes, PMDs or Rusty Spinners.

Streamer Fishing

The Logan Cutts and Browns have not stopped bullying their neighbors. The fish are still very aggressive and are attacking a lot of different flies coming by their turf. Sculpin and Baitfish flies are working great! Sculpin patterns like Virginia Slims, Zoo Cougars, Sex Dungeons, and the Boogie Man are working great. White/Natural, Olive and Black are great colors to try.

Bait Fish patterms like Barely Legals, and Peanut Envys in Olive/White, Olive/Yellow, White/Gray are excellent options.

Nymph Fishing

Golden Stones are making their way to the surface. The fish are targetting these flies aggressively. A Pats Rubber Leg (Golden Stone Color) is a must! Can’t go wrong with a San Juan Worm either. If you want to get dirty, fish both of those attractors on your rig.

Green Drakes are also making their way to the surface. Drake Nymphs in a size 14 are a must. Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails (size 16), Disco Midges, Root Beer Midges and Ruby Midges are great flies to throw too. I keep forgetting to mention the Shop Vac.

The Shop Vac would definitely be apart of the mix. With all the bugs hatching to the surface, that is an excellent pattern to use. Caddis nymphs as well, we have seen the green Caddis nymphs.

Summary

The Logan is starting to settle down after run off. But the fishing is heating up! Make sure to bring your Green Drake patterns and Chubbies! The fish are about to go on a full feast, get ready.

MR

Fishing Report

Oneida Narrows

I have been hearing a lot about the Narrows. It took me awhile to finally give it a chance and I am kicking myself for not fishing it sooner! A great river that is just right over the Idaho border. It fishes like a big river and holds a lot of great fish, from Smallmouth to Browns. And lets not forget the jumpy Rainbows. Those dang Bows will never settle down and will work that rod. Hang on for the ride!

Dry Fly-Fishing

Oneida has an incredible Caddis hatch. It comes in thick and you will be inhaling flies how prolific the hatch is. The Midge and BWO hatch is also incredible.

We have had luck with Caddis and BWOs in sizes 16-18. A Chocolate Caddis in size 14 would work great too. Goober Midges and Griffiths Gnats in size 16-18 are great choices.

Top water poppers are a great way to stick a Smallmouth. Chartreuse, Yellow, and Fire Orange are my favorite colors for poppers. Popper fishing is just like streamer fishing, it can be feast or famine. When you find the color and retrieve, Smallmouth have a hard time resisting that top water snack. Stick with it and get ready for that explosion on top!

Streamer Fishing

Streamer fishing has been very effective. Fish have been hitting a lot of different flies. Bait fish, Sculpin and Cray Fish have been on the Menu.

Bait fish patterns like a Barely Legal, Pearl Necklace, Peanut Envys have been doing great. Try Olive/White, Olive/Yellow, and White/Gray. Sculpin Patterns have also been producing. Virginia Slim, Zoo Cougar, Butt Monkey, Sex Dungeons, Silk Kitty and Boogie Man are also excellent flies to throw. Try Natural/White, Olive, Black and Yellow. My friend did well with a Olive Cray Fish pattern too.

Nymph Fishing

I haven’t been nymphing but my friend was kicking my butt right off the bat. With Caddis all over the place, Caddis nymphs are a must on the rig. The Mop Fly was doing very well. And of course, the San Juan Worm was doing what it does best, getting fish!

You can’t go wrong with a Hares Ear or Pheasant Tail trailing a Mop or San Juan. Midge nymphs like a Disco, Ruby or Root Beer Midge are other great options to trail the Mop or Worm.

Summary

The Oneida Narrows is an excellent river that is just over the Idaho Border. Not too far and fishes like a big river. You don’t have to go far for that big water feel! With Summer heating up, tubers will be coming down Oneida like its i-15 during gridlock! But if you can find some open water, fish it! It is a very healthy river with lots of great opportunities to catch fish and big fish.

MR

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