Early summer fishing is best known for the hatches of big bugs, when we start to see salmon flies and golden stones crawling out from the river bottom and hatching into winged adults. When these big bugs begin to deposit eggs, you can find fish eager to swipe a fluttering adult from the surface.
July through August is our favorite time of year to get out and wet-wade this freestone stream. While the hatches may be sparse in July and August, the fish are still willing to eat, typically midges. If you take the time to flip over a few rocks, you will be sure to find gobs and gobs of midges. Our favorite time to get out is early and late in the day, though evening fishing can be great, especially during those hot summer days.