Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Coffin Flies 5-21-12

I called the family when I got back from fishing Sunday and sure enough they made the trip up Monday night to try their luck. The weather was overcast and 82 degrees with a slight breeze. The river was at 1350 cfs with a water temperature of 58 degrees. We could see heads sipping from the bike path and I knew we were going to be in for another epic night. The bugs that were on the water; #14, #16 and #18 BWO's, #14, #18 Sulphurs, #14 Cahills, an assortment of Caddis and Big Nasty Coffin flies.



We had great success with #14 BWO bunny flies and comparadun's. The fish were keying in on them until about 7:30pm. Then for a half an hour they seemed to switch over to the Light Cahill, my brother caught and missed a few on it. I tied on a Coffin fly at 8pm and the night went lights out. The three of us combined caught close to 25 fish on the big spinner. We nicknamed the river "The Little Juan" for the evening because the action was so intense and the fish gave such a great fight. The weather looks shady for the next couple of days but if the thunderstorms stay away the river is the place to be this week!

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