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Logan River

It has been a busy couple months! Mostly getting my hooptie ready for it’s trek to the Wind River Range. And the car performed great! It even got me to Montana and back a few times. That car has been the best $200 I have ever spent. Anyway, lets get into the fishing

I finally got to throw some bugs and big bugs on the Logan. The fish are jumping on top and feasting below. Hoppers and Drakes were being targeted heavily over weekend.

Dry Fly-Fishing

The hopper dropper is a must right now. Hoppers are all over the banks and the unfortunate ones, are landing right over a hungry trout. We have been using hoppers in sizes 10-12. Smaller hoppers will work fine too. We had fish going for smaller Ant patterns as well, so any smaller attractor will do just fine.

I have the nymphs we used as droppers in the Nymph section.

Gray Drakes! I was so happy to see these bugs flying through the air. And seeing them get muched by hungry fish got me all sorts of excited. The Drakes have been taking flight from about Noon-3pm. They have been consistent around that time frame. Keep your eyes on aggressively rising fish or big May Flies above or on the water. We had luck with Drakes in a size 10-12.

Other great options are the usual suspects: Dark Caddis (more on the dark brown and gray side) BWOs, Midges. I have seen some October Caddis as well. We are still a couple weeks away from full on October Caddis hatch but some are out.

Streamer fishing

I haven’t fished much streamers but I have had luck with baitfish patterns. Barely Legals, Peanut Envy, Laser Legal are great flies to throw. Smaller Sculpin patterns like a Zoo Cougar are always a great choice. Try bait fish patterns in: Olive/White, Brown/White, Olive/Yellow and Brown/Yellow.

Nymph Fishing

During the middle of the day, when the fish have exhausted themselves from feasting on Drakes, I have noticed more fish sitting low. A lot of the fish are targetting Caddis larva, May Fly Nymphs, Midges, and small Golden Stones.

Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, Galloups BWO, Serendipity (Red or Black), Shop Vac, Copper Johns, Disco Midges, Lightning Bugs are excellent choices. Try these smaller nymphs dropped off your Hopper/Stimulator pattern. I had my nymphs dropped about 12-18 inches from my Hopper.

We have seen smaller Golden Stones. Try a light colored Rubber Leg in sizes 8-10.

Summary

It is a great time to fish! Only a few more weeks left of big dry fly-fishing season. Get out there while you can and throw the big bugs! Also on a side note, Cattle are still using the roads at night. Be very careful and drive slowly when you get up towards Temple Fork and Ricks Spring. I almost ran right into a big Heffer. Then watched a car do exactly what I did after I flashed the vehicle. Be careful and have fun!

MR

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Logan River

The heat has finally caught up to the fish. That mid day dry fly bite has really slowed down. You might get a couple to poke their heads out and sip but we aren’t seeing a full on aerial assault until the evenings. With that being said there are other methods working better. Nymphing and Streamers have been very consistent.

Streamers

Streamer fishing has been the most consistent. When it is the heat of the day, I am throwing big streamers. I noticed this a few years ago on the Blacksmith. I couldn’t get a dang thing to rise and nymphing wasn’t on fire. I then switched to streamers and it was a game changer.

Fish find spots in the river to feed and relax. They want no other competing fish coming in and taking what is theirs. They want to stay put in the hole they claimed and feed on all the available food flowing down river.

This is where the big streamers come in to play. You will see a lot of fish chasing your fly. Stick with it and wait for that one fish to eat it. I have seen a lot of fish chasing but the serious ones will be committed.

Cutthroats have been a real pain in my arse because they eat the fly at the very last second. Make sure to put that fly through the entire run and then wait a few seconds before pulling the fly out of the water. Every Cutthroat I have caught on Streamers the last couple weeks, has taken it right before I pull the fly out to recast.

The flies that have been working are the: Sex Dungeon, Barely Legals, Peanut Envy, and a fly that I created. Its been really exciting seeing the fish react to my streamer. It is going through some testing right now so stay tuned!

The colors that have been working are: Yellow, Olive, White and Brown. Try those colors and try them on those bigger streamers.

Nymphing

Nymphing is also working well. When the fish aren’t chasing other competing fish, they are feasting on all those under water bugs. There is a lot going on beneath the surface. Caddis are littered all over the river bottom. Cased Caddis and free Caddis Larva patterns are a must. We are seeing Green and Tan/Brown Caddis larva.

May Flies are everywhere too and Sulphurs! Have those Hares Ears and Pheasant Tails nearby. Try them in sizes 12-16. One of my favorite nymphs is Galloups BWO nymph. That fly has been kicking butt.

Golden Stones are also present so definitely have some Stone Fly patterns. A Pats Rubber Leg is a great pattern to use as an attractor. And if the Rubber Leg isn’t producing fish, never forget the San Juan Worm! That is an excellent top fly, attractor pattern.

Dry Fly-Fishing

If you were only going to throw dries, I would fish early morning or wait till the late afternoon/evening. Early morning, stimulators have been working well. Galloups Antacid, Chubbies, and hopper patterns. PMDs, BWOs and Caddis are other great options if Stimulators are not getting it done.

When the evening hits, try Caddis Emerger patterns. Iris Caddis, X Caddis, X2 Caddis. Try those in sizes 16-18. Sulphurs and Green Drakes have been present. Try a drake in a size 10-12 and a Sulphur in sizes 12-14. There have been lots of Midges out too. Try a Goober or Griffiths Gnat in sizes 16-18.

Summary

The heat has finally caught up to the fish. The mid day dry fly bite has slowed down. But, don’t let that make you pack up your gear and call it a day. Try other methods like Streamer and Nymph fishing. The fish are there and feeding. You just got to either piss them off or put that delicious nymph right infront of their face. Don’t give up!

MR

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Logan River

It has been a scorcher outside the last few weeks. And the fishing is just as hot! Lots of bugs out and lots of options to choose from. Fish are sipping, and jumping clear out of the water. Pay attention to how fish are rising. This can tell you everything you need to know.

Dry Fly-Fishing

The other night I was out, I saw plenty of Green Drakes! There are still Drakes patrolling the skies and the fish are very aware. The birds are also aware of this too. If you see the birds swooping in and fish rising aggressively, put a drake on. Fish a drake from sizes 8-12.

Last night I saw Sulphur Mayflies! That was a pleasant surprise seeing that bug land on my arm. Fish a Sulphur in sizes 12-16. A PMD Cripple is a good pattern to imitate an injured Sulphur too.

Definitely have PMDs, Blue Winged Olives, Caddis, and Midges. If you see fish sipping, the fish are most likely targeting emerging flies, Midges, or spent flies. If you see fish jumping aggressively, they are targetting those jumpy Caddis and bigger May Flies.

Try PMDs and BWOs in sizes 14-18. Caddis in sizes 14-18 as well. The Midges that are out and about are pretty dang small. Try Midges in sizes 18-20.

Streamers

Streamers have been working very well. Sculpin have been the daily special on the menu for those bigger Browns. Sculpin are a delicacy in most Trout streams but especially here in Cache Valley. Bring those Sculpin patterns! Sex Dungeon, Zoo Cougar, Butt Monkey, Virginia Slim, Double Screamer. Try these patterns in: Olive, Black, and Natural.

Baitfish are always a great option too. Barely Legals, Double Screamers, Peanut Envy and Circus Peanut. Try them in Olive, White, Brown, White/Olive, Yellow/Olive, Brown/White.

Nymphing

From pulling my flies off debris in the river, to pulling fish out that are excreting on my me…one thing is clear. Caddis are everywhere and the fish are targetting Caddis Nymphs. Caddis Nymphs are a must. I have seen the green color larvae, make sure to have the green colored body nymphs.

The usual suspects are a must too. San Juan Worm, Pats Rubber Leg (Golden Stone), Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Shop Vac, Copper John, Disco Midges, Ruby and Root Beer Midges. Yellow Sally Nymphs are another nymph I will be adding to the mix soon.

Summary

The fishing is only getting hotter on the Logan. Fish are targetting a lot of food sources right now. Whatever you fancy, get out there and throw those bugs! From Size 20 dries/nymphs to big meaty streamers, they are all working.

Also, I have heard the mornings have been slower with dries. Try stimulator patterns if you don’t have luck on the usual suspects like BWOs, PMDs, and Caddis. Ants, Hoppers, Chubbies are great flies to throw early morning.

MR

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Logan River

It has been a scorcher outside the last few weeks. And the fishing is just as hot! Lots of bugs out and lots of options to choose from. Fish are sipping, and jumping clear out of the water. Pay attention to how fish are rising. This can tell you everything you need to know.

Dry Fly-Fishing

The other night I was out, I saw plenty of Green Drakes! There are still Drakes patrolling the skies and the fish are very aware. The birds are also aware of this too. If you see the birds swooping in and fish rising aggressively, put a drake on. Fish a drake from sizes 8-12.

Last night I saw Sulphur Mayflies! That was a pleasant surprise seeing that bug land on my arm. Fish a Sulphur in sizes 12-16. A PMD Cripple is a good pattern to imitate an injured Sulphur too.

Definitely have PMDs, Blue Winged Olives, Caddis, and Midges. If you see fish sipping, the fish are most likely targeting emerging flies, Midges, or spent flies. If you see fish jumping aggressively, they are targetting those jumpy Caddis and bigger May Flies.

Try PMDs and BWOs in sizes 14-18. Caddis in sizes 14-18 as well. The Midges that are out and about are pretty dang small. Try Midges in sizes 18-20.

Streamers

Streamers have been working very well. Sculpin have been the daily special on the menu for those bigger Browns. Sculpin are a delicacy in most Trout streams but especially here in Cache Valley. Bring those Sculpin patterns! Sex Dungeon, Zoo Cougar, Butt Monkey, Virginia Slim, Double Screamer. Try these patterns in: Olive, Black, and Natural.

Baitfish are always a great option too. Barely Legals, Double Screamers, Peanut Envy and Circus Peanut. Try them in Olive, White, Brown, White/Olive, Yellow/Olive, Brown/White.

Nymphing

From pulling my flies off debris in the river, to pulling fish out that are excreting on my me…one thing is clear. Caddis are everywhere and the fish are targetting Caddis Nymphs. Caddis Nymphs are a must. I have seen the green color larvae, make sure to have the green colored body nymphs.

The usual suspects are a must too. San Juan Worm, Pats Rubber Leg (Golden Stone), Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Shop Vac, Copper John, Disco Midges, Ruby and Root Beer Midges. Yellow Sally Nymphs are another nymph I will be adding to the mix soon.

Summary

The fishing is only getting hotter on the Logan. Fish are targetting a lot of food sources right now. Whatever you fancy, get out there and throw those bugs! From Size 20 dries/nymphs to big meaty streamers, they are all working.

Also, I have heard the mornings have been slower with dries. Try stimulator patterns if you don’t have luck on the usual suspects like BWOs, PMDs, and Caddis. Ants, Hoppers, Chubbies are great flies to throw early morning.

MR

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Blacksmith Fork River

The terrestrial activity on the Blacksmith right now is incredible. There are so many bugs out and so many options to choose from. You can’t go wrong with any bug it seems like. Salmon Flies, Cicadas, Drakes, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones, PMDs, Rusty Spinners and Midges. Bugs, bugs, and bugs!

Dry Fly-Fishing

Cicadas! We started to see Cicadas about two weeks ago. It reminds me of summer days in Virginia. Back home, Cicada shucks are all over the trees and swarming the skies. There is a species of Cicadas called Broods that take up to 17 years to finally hatch!

I was in Virginia in 2003 when there was the IX Brood hatch and it was something I will never forget. You were trying to avoid being hit by these dang hard shelled bugs. Because they were so many, clogging the sky! It was really a phenomenon. And you have to be careful because Hornets and Wasps love to eat Cicadas. You will be walking and next thing you know you got a Hornet dive bombing right into you with a Cicada wrapped in its legs and stinger

Anway, back to the fishing! There are lots of Cicadas out. A Cicada pattern is a must and was working better than other patterns over the weekend. My good friend who ties a lot of the flies I use has also tied up some awesome Cicadas in a size 10 with a black body. If you need flies, just shoot me a message!

When other patterns aren’t working, try the Cicada! My friends were fishing this past weekend and said that fly was the winner on top.

There are still plenty of Salmon Flies taking to the skies and on trees. Chubby Chernobyls in any color (Purple Chubbies have been working too!) will work great. Cat Pukes are another awesome fly and work very well in low light conditions. We are also seeing a lot of Yellow Sallies and Golden Stones.

Green Drakes, PMDs, Rusty Spinners, BWOS and Midges are plentiful. You really can’t go wrong with dry fly-fishing right now. The fish have so many options and are looking for anything that hits the surface it seems like. Try any of those flies paired together and have fun! Try the Cicadas out, we might not see a Cicada hatch like this for a few more years…or maybe 17!

Streamer Fishing

Blacksmith fish love eating eachother and Sculpin. So if you don’t want to throw dries or nymphs then just strip that junk! Zoo Cougars, Barely Legals, Sex Dungeons, Peanut Envys, Virginia Slims, Silk Kitty, and the Boogie Man are all great flies to throw. Try these flies in: Olive, Black, Tan, White, Natural. If you are throwing baitfish patterns like a Barely Legal, try: Olive/White, Olive/Yellow, Gray/White and Brown/White in color.

Nymph Fishing

With the amount of terrestrial activity on top, you bet the nymphing is killer too. Pats Rubber Leg, San Juan Worm, and a large size 12-14 Pheasant Tail are great top flies to have on the rig. Try dropping a Hares Ear (size 16) or a Pheasant tail (size 16) below those top flies. Copper Johns, Shop Vacs, Disco Midges, Root Beer midges, and Ruby Midges are other fun options to try.

Summary

The Blacksmith bug activity is incredible right now. So many flies to choose from and none of them are bad options. One fly I would definitely have is the Cicada because we might not see them for a few more years. That fly was kicking butt from what my friends were telling me. So get out there and throw some big ugly bugs!

MR

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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

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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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Logan River

Runoff is almost over (makes me sad) and the Cutthroats are spawning. Browns are feeding aggressively and the Cutts are focused on producing future generations of slow fly takers! Cutthroats frustrate me so much, they take all the time in the world to eat a fly, ugh! I also saw some unique nymphs that get my heart racing.

Dry Fly-Fishing

We did get a few fish on dries. But we also got rejected by a bunch of fish close to the surface. They were not even giving our flies a chance! Which is rare with Cutthroats because they are very curious fish. We quickly realized they were spawning! They wanted nothing to do with the flies and just wanted to focus on the future.

If you come across a group of Cutthroats, observe them. If you see them flashing or moving in and out of the run, they are spawning. You will see them chasing eachother in and out of the bed. It is a lot of fun to watch them because they are so active.

The fish that we did get on dries took: Blue Winged Olives, PMD Cripples, and Yellow Sallies. We kept these flies on the smaller end, sizes 16-20. I used a Yellow Sally size 16 as an attractor and followed a size 18 BWO behind it.

The BWOs we have seen are small, and we have seen Midges as well. Size 18 Griffiths Gnat and Goober Midges are excellent flies to throw.

Streamer Fishing

The fish have been very aggressive towards the meat! It can be slow and frustrating but rewarding. Bright flies have been the way to go. White and natural Sculpin, as well as Baitfish patterns have been getting fish. Virginia Slim, Zoo Cougars, Butt Monkeys, and Sex Dungeons, are great Sculpin patterns to use. Bait fish patterns like a Barely Legal or Peanut Envy are a must. These flies in White/Olive, White/Gray, White/Brown are great options.

Nymph Fishing

With runoff still going on, nymphing is a great method to stick a piggy getting greedy! Remember runoff is bringing debris and big numbers of food down with it. Fish are not being too picky but one fly you will want to add to the mix is a Gren Drake! I spotted some Drake nymphs, make sure to bring those.

Can’t go wrong with a San Juan up top or a Rubber Leg. Those are great attractors right now. Dropping a size 16 Pheasant Tail or Hares Ear below the San Juan is a great rig. And the usual suspects are great choices too: Copper Johns, Disco Midges, Shop Vacs, and $3 Dips.

Summary

Runoff is still going strong but don’t let that stop you! The fishing has been productive. If you see a group of Cutthroats flashing or moving aggressively, they are spawning. If you are throwing meat, be patient. It can be very frustrating at times but it is very rewarding. If you are nymphing, remember there is a lot of food coming down river. The fish are not too picky but bring Green Drake Nymphs! They will be taking to the skies very soon!

We are taking custom fly orders as well. If you need flies, feel free to contact me at matt@whatareyouwadingfor.com

MR

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Blacksmith Fork River

These fish are living the life right now. They are getting a full course meal coming out of Winter. First it was big Stone Fly Nymphs, then Salmon Flies and now Drakes! It was incredible seeing these monster May Flies take to the skies. Big bug season isn’t over just yet!

Dry Fly-Fishing

Green Drakes! I could not believe it when I saw these bugs. There is a lot of bugs hatching and taking to the skies. But the big Drakes stick out like a sore thumb! These Drakes are around a size 12-14. Keep an eye out for them because fishing the Drakes can be as good or better than a Salmon Fly feast.

There are still plenty of Stone Flies out. We have seen some Salmon Flies on the lower half of the Blacksmith. Yellow Sallies and Golden Stone Flies have been flying around in big numbers. Try a Golden Stone in a size 12 and a Yellow Sally in a size 14-16.

BWOs and Midges are also present. Have some BWOs in sizes 16-18 and Midge patterns in 16-18 as well. Griffiths Gnat or a Goober are great choices!

Streamer Fishing

Streamer fishing has been a lot of fun too! We had luck on smaller bait fish and Sculpin patterns. Yellow Sculpin patterns have been getting fish to bite. Olive/White baitfish patterns have been getting fish too. Olive and Black Zoo Cougars are great choices to have in the rotation. Articulated Barely Legals and Sex Dungeons will work just fine.

Nymph Fishing

With all the bugs flying around, the fish are feasting. They are feasting on the ones that were not so fortunate to make it to the surface. May Fly nymphs are a must right now. Big Hares Ears and Pheasant Tails to mimic the Drakes are great choices. Smaller Hares Ears and Pheasant Tails to mimic BWOs.

Stone Fly nymphs are also a must with Yellow Sallies and Golden Stones out and about. Try a Yellow Sally nymph in a size 14-16 and a Golden Stone size 12-14.

Keep in mind that a lot of these aquatic insects are making their way to the surface. When nymphing, swing those nymphs! A lot of fish will take the flies when you bring them back out of the water to start a new cast. Swing’em!

And almost forgot, Caddis! I noticed on my waders plenty of Caddis larva crawling on me. I didn’t fish my Caddis larva pattern very long but that is worth a shot. The ones I saw were green in color.

 

Summary

The Blacksmith has been very active the last few weeks. The fish are taking full advantage of all the bugs migrating to the surface. As well as the bugs that are returning and getting just a little too comfortable on top of the water. Whatever you fancy: Dries, Streamers, Nymphs, they are all working very well. But if you start seeing those monster Drakes, get ready! Some of the best dry fly-fishing I have fished has been during a Drake hatch. Have fun out there!

MR

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Logan River

The water is swift on the Logan right now. Not like it was last year but the power of the water will get you when you least expect it! Be safe while wading but don’t let the high water stop you from fishing! The higher and muddier the water, the better!

Dry Fly-Fishing

Target the fish looking up on the banks. You will see fish hanging close to the surface tight to the banks. We are seeing Blue Winged Olives, Midges and Caddis. Size 16-18 is a good range to mimic the flies that are present.

I really enjoy tandem rigs. Try a BWO up top with a trailing Caddis. Or a Caddis up top and a trailing Midge. Just keep a look out for fish close to the surface. The ones that are rising, are focused on whats on top and will be until their bellies are packed full of the little bugs.

Streamer Fishing

Runoff streamer fishing is a blast right now! When the higher and swifter flows come in, it pushes fish into tight quarters. When this happens, fish become very aggressive and will let other competing fish know they are not welcome.

We are having a lot of luck with Olive, Olive/White, White, Brown, Black and Yellow streamers. Try Sex Dungeons, Barely Legals, Zoo Cougars, Peanut Envys in those colors.

Nymph Fishing

Nymphing during runoff is very effective. Runoff acts like a conveyor belt, it pushes huge quantities of food into those fishes bellies. They are seeing a lot of different insects which makes them not so picky.

San Juan Worm and a Pats Rubber Leg are my favorite run off attractors. Dropping a Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Copper John, Disco Midge or a Caddis Pupa below it, are great options. Size 16 in those smaller nymphs will work just fine. Try a Pats Rubber Leg in a size 6.

Summary

We are still working with runoff right now and the water is swift. Be safe while wading and don’t let the chocolate milk discourage you! The higher and muddier the water, the better! If you are fishing for top water sippers, keep a look out for them. They are hanging close to the top and you will see them. If you are targeting meat eaters, be patient. The fish are very aggressive right now. You will piss some fish off, just keep strippin that junk! Fish are not being too picky on the nymphing end. Fish can’t resist the deadly San Juan!

Be careful driving through the canyon. More traffic will be going up and down the canyon. The Deer are coming close to the roads at night. Be safe and enjoy the pleasant weather!

MR