Belle & I Spent the day scoping out some water that we have not had the opportunity to fish yet this year. Additionally, I tried out a few techniques that we normally wouldn’t use this time of year. It was a successful endeavor but it ended up being a bit expensive as far as tackle goes. They do say there is a price to success! With the low ulta clear water we are currently experiencing and the bluebird bright skies driving the fish to any cover they can find I spent the day floating STS Buggers & Flash-a-Buggers over and through heavy cover near the dark water areas that are known to hold fish this time of year. 3X tippet and lots of structure along with any miscalculation in running depth and you can kiss your fly goodbye. It was fun spending the day just playing around and still having a few fish come to hand.
There are fish in the system, but sometimes you just have to think outside the box to get them to play.
Capt. Dave DeVries