Posted on August 24 2023
With the meeting of the associate editors of the Angler 119 fishing reports scheduled for 4:oo pm at the Troutfitter Inn, I decided that the sulfur hatch in Deposit would be the best place for the afternoon fishing. Went out on the town bridge at 1:30 and there were both bugs and risers. Suited up and enjoyed about twenty minutes of fishing to rising fish. Spent the next hour and a half blind casting a caddis below barking dog. At three I reeled it in and drove back to the Troutfitter to await the meeting.
Not to lavish too much high praise on mere associate editors, but considering the fishing, the meeting was the high point of the day. We caught more fish sitting under the pavilion than the combined group put into their nets in the afternoon fishing. The meeting adjourned about 6:15 which left me with plenty of time for another a-- kicking , this time on the BR, which was still two or three hundred cfs too high for my liking. The few bugs that hatched didn't come until almost eight and with the heavy overcast, it was dark when I got back to the car at 8:15. The fish of the day was a 15 inch brown that had the misfortune of having my little sulfur stick in the big callus in the corner of his mouth right where all the other hooks he has eaten landed.
A big thanks to those who came to the meeting, its nice to be able to associate faces with the words.
Any meaningful sulfur hatches for the rest of the season will in all probability be up above Deposit. The water beneath the thermocline is used up, and the river is beginning to get a little off color. As the water levels drop it would be wise to concentrate your efforts on the freestone streams.