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Monday, August 29, 2011

Middle Fork Feather River Report

The MFFR is fishing well but the river is in it's Summer time flows, water temps are in the low 60's in the morning and nearing 70 degrees in the heat of the day.  Fishing early in the morning and late in the evening is your best bet.  Also find shady areas of the river, and fish below feeder creeks that are still providing cold water.  Many fish can be found on the bottom of deep holes keeping cool as well.  There is a decent blue wing olive spinner fall in the am and swinging egg laying adult soft hackles in the riffles has been very productive.  In the evening you can expect caddis in sizes 12-18, and there is a good hatch of pale evening duns size 12.

Steve from Danville, CA enjoyed a secluded part of the Middle Fork this past Saturday, he was all smiles watching his son Eric get into a few. All types of rigs are working now, swinging, high stick nymphing, dry flies, and a hopper with a dropper. Small flies are producing better than the bigger patterns. The hoppers are out and the fish are just starting to key in on them, and don't forget about ant patterns! In the coming months we have two special hatches to look forward to the Isonychia mayfly, and the Oct. Caddis.  Look for a creekin report later this week and best of luck to you out there!

The "Blazing Star" wildflower on the banks of the MFFR.

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