Posted on July 07 2016
Montana looks good right now.
With the hot sunny weather the cold water loving summer sulfurs have moved into their upstream summer quarters. Fished early yesterday morning on a stretch of water in the lower regions of the WB. Saw no bugs but raised seven fish on attractor patterns. Three of them ate and stayed stuck all the way into the net.
After Tuesday's poor showing on the upriver sulfurs I stayed home, tied flies and mowed the lawn in the afternoon.
Went out at seven and tried three places on the upper EB, none of which had sulfurs. In the last half hour the fish fed, on what I couldn't tell - I hooked half a dozen - three of which were landed.
With the hot dry weather and stable flows things have quieted down. There is little hatching on the river system until just before dark. Fishing is, in a word, tough.
This is the time of year I usually go out west - I should have gone!