Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Can you say 18 incher

Chris Rich, With another nice rainbow caught Nov. 1st. The fish seem to be settling in to the high winter flows. They have been taking natural colored worms, Crystal flash midges, zebra midges, egg patterns and some scuds in live colors.
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Another big bow

Steve Bloom, With a nice,healthy rainbow caught this month.
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nov. show off blog

Chris Rich, Caught this awesome rainbow on Nov.1 on a sanjaun worm.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

10/26/2010 fishing

Hey My Friends, Sorry it has been so long since I have given any updates on the fishing. Actually things have not changed since my last report. By the way this picture is of Elliot Noll with a nice fat 16 inch he caught on a tan sanjaun worm last Saturday 10/23/2010. The fishing is a 5 on the scale of 1 to 10. The trout are more active in the deeper water so wade deep and bring your 200 grain sink tip. When nymphing use the infamous black zebra midge and when stripping the sink tip use a olive woolly bugger with flashabou or crystal flash. Some of the guys have been drifting from the boat and doing pretty well again using a tan or brown worm and a size 16 zebra midge. I have been seeing more and more scuds in the river lately for those that don't know what a scud is its a fresh water shrimp. Try them in live colors such as tan, olive or grey size 12 or 14. Don't forget the first of November the water will be returning to normal flows and will be washing tons of food into the river or at leased perceived food if anything like last year the fish will be gorging. I talked to one of my good friends and client Chris Rich today and we were reminiscing about last year Nov, 1st and his words were I caught a fish almost every cast. one after another. So get up here when you can and give me a call if I can be of service. Your humbled guide and friend. Rocky
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10/5/2010 fishing report

Hello everyone, The fishing has slowed back to normal from off the hook in the first part of September. Fishing is still pretty good and the rainbows are fat and feisty almost all of them jump up out of the water at leased once and we are still catching fish in the 20 inch range. We have been getting a little rain lately but other than that the weather has been great. The fly of choice lately has been a rust colored san jaun worm, second would be the zebra midge,third live colored scuds. We have been catching a few big fish on a olive flashabu bugger and a 200 gran sink tip. I wanted to show you one of them but I have not received the picture in time but maybe next week. Drifting from the boats has been working very well using the standard nymphing rig. The fishing pressure has been very low maybe 5 to 10 boats in the 15 miles of river and 10 is on Saturdays. So come on up and enjoy the most beautiful place on earth and feel the serenity of the canyon. Oh also catch a few feisty bows while your here. If I can be of service to you give me a call. Rocky Lovett
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

For MoEnvironmental Assessment (EA) for proposed alternatives to Mechanical Removal (MR) of Rainbow Trout (RBT)

1. The non native fish (NNF) control process should be (adjusted, amended, revised, modified, broadened, expanded, reinterpreted) to consider the status, i.e. current population, condition, carrying capacity, and trends of the targeted native fish (NF) before implementing any considered NNF control action.
Existing agreements/opinions between BOR and USFWS among other agencies require mandatory NNF control. This requirement is incorporated in a conservation measure to reduce the numbers of NNF. The current determination to implements NNF control is based on the (numbers, population, relative abundance) of NNF without considering the status of the target NF. A decision process that ignores countervailing information is arguably faulty and flawed. This produces difficult to support positions that confound common sense and undermine reasonable support for actions, including mechanical removal or other options for NNF control.
This problem of making decisions in a knowledge vacuum is compounded by the present status of the hump back chub (HBC). For reasons that are either speculative or unknown the present HBC population has risen to a level where the Biological Modeling Summary mentioned in #2 below includes the statement that 75% of the science participants accepted that “It is not likely that the Lower Colorado River (LCR) can support a much larger population of humpback chub, even if all predators (are) removed because little excess food production is available.”
The (mechanism, means) must exist in some form to review within the existing agreements/opinions the current situation to accomplish an integration of the relevant conditions of both NNF and NF before implementing any action for NNF control. The initiation and completion of this process should precede any components of the steps that are being presently being considered in the EA. The failure to address this present inconsistency erects a barrier making support from Tribal and other stakeholder interests for NNF control actions difficult to obtain.

2. The implementation of any proposed NNF control actions above Lee's Ferry should be deferred until the completion of the Grand Canyon Monitoring & Research Center (GCMRC) study "Detection of Rainbow Trout Movement from the Upper Reaches of the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam". The proposed GCMRC budget for FY2011 contains $437,000 and for FY 2012 contains $459,000 for these studies.
The "2010 Biological Modeling Summary by USGS/GCMRC, dated June 24, 2010 (BMS) presented a number of summary statements to which a "…subjective proportional level of certainty was assigned…to provide some relative quantification of the level of certainty knowledgeable scientists can assign to the conclusions". Among the scientists participating there was acceptance that most of the RBT were spawned at Lee's Ferry. However, at present this is and will remain only conjecture until the actual science is done as proposed. The expenditure of nearly one million dollars and potentially more beyond 2012 is an indicator and a validation of the existence of sufficient uncertainty over NNF fish movement below Lee's Ferry before initiating control actions in the absence of a catastrophic event affecting NF.

3. Without the completion of A & B the implementation of any NNF control actions attempting to depress or control NNF reproduction by altering dam flows or redd related actions should be deferred. A & B are integral to making an informed science/management decision for the reasons stated above.
The BMS referred to in #2 includes a number of summary statements related to the effectiveness or outcome of dam flow and/or redd actions. The level of certainty of effectiveness was 50% for reducing predation pressure on humpback chub by removal of downstream migrants, 30% by altering ramping rates to disadvantage rainbow trout eggs, and 50% by altering ramping rates to reduce juvenile recruitment to the adult population.
In addition there was universal agreement of 100% that "When numbers of rainbow trout eggs or larvae are reduced at Lee's Ferry then survivorship of the remaining individuals increases, i.e. compensatory response.” This results in a conclusion that there is a 50% or less likely hood that any of the above actions will be effective and regardless of the actions the RBT numbers will increase to compensate for any decrease resulting from the actions. An unfortunate consequence from these actions could be Tribal reliance and agreement on a set of actions only to be confronted by their failure which would then be used as a rational to justify the resumption of MR.

4. The utilization of some combination of a rearing pond/hatchery operation for supplemental introductions of NF HBC should be a component of any NNF control plan and any NF conservation measure. Up to the present there have been a number of actions, studies, activities projects, etc. in support of HBC. However, few if any of them have directly produced with certainty any HBC. They have functioned on the hope that by taking a peripheral action or creating a certain condition that perhaps the status, population, and distribution of HBC would improve.
There are several rearing pond options available or being proposed that will produce transplantable or translocatable HBC. These ponds can be stocked with a combination of fingerlings from either Dexter and/or the LCR. The use from a combination of these sources removes any genetic issues. The rearing ponds will provide HBC of a sufficient size to reduce predation and can be used to enhance or expand existing HBC locations. Grand Canyon National Park Service is developing a plan for the Colorado River mainstream and tributaries that requires a source of HBC for installing in a number of locations. By only installing the HBC outside of the LCR, except in the event of a severe decline or catastrophic event, GCMRC studies in the LCR can continue and any potential conflicts with the Environmental Species Act or other regulations can be avoided.
There is budget money available to implement a rearing pond project. The proposed FY 2011 GCMRC budget redirects $600,000 from the NNF Suppression Contingency Fund to the Experimental Fund. Considering the apparent current status of the HBC and in light of #1, #2, and #3 above those funds would not be required in FY2011 and should be available to initiate rearing ponds. re Details, Visit Home at http://www.LeesFerryFlyFishing.com

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

9/21/2010 fishing talk/report

Hello My Friends and Fellow Fishers, The tricky trout are starting to move out into the deep,that is the ones who want to bite anyway. Their is a reason for this but in short its the steady flows. So we have been having fun with it and using all different tactics in our creel to catch them awesome critters. We might start the day wading the riffles, then strip some buggers and end with fishing a size 20 midge in one of the many eddies stacked with fat bows. If one is quite for a second you can hear them smacking on those midges. HUNDREDS OF THOSE WHITE MOUTHS. The weekends have been a little busy,but still plenty of room to fish.The rest of the week is just right and the weather has been great, cool in the morning,warm in the afternoon.The trout are in great shape, most all of them jump,role,speed to mid channel, you just keep those fingers out of the way from that reel handle
and keep your tip high and enjoy the show. I know you are reading this and saying sounds too good to be true,but I just call what it is TOO COOL. Rocky here, see you out there and if I can be of service give me a call I would love to speak with you For More Details, Visit Home at http://www.LeesFerryFlyFishing.com

Friday, September 10, 2010

9/10/2010 plea for support

Hello friends of Lees Ferry, Lees Ferry needs your support. The Lees Ferry/Marble Canyon fishing and economic interest group has prepared and proposed elements with the intent of replacing the Bureau Of Reclamations actions under consideration. The BOR actions will be detrimental to our fishery, in my opinion. So what we are asking is for you to send e-mails to Dennis Kubly dkubly@usbr.gov with a copy sent to John Jordan jcjordan1@cox.net . Please state your support for LF trout fishery and opposition to any detrimental actions to that fishery and request that the Elements proposed by the LF/MC Fishing and economic interest group be included in the final environmental assessment. We need a second e-mail stating the importance and uniqueness in AZ. of the LF fishery and thanking them for their commitment to the fishery. Request their support for the Elements proposed by the LF/MCFandEIG to the extent that it does not conflict with their position as a State agency. Send to Mike Senn msenn@azgfd.gov and a copy to John Jordan jcjordan1@cox.net 1-602-840-4224 or1-208-634-8212 Thanks Rocky For More Details, Visit Home at http://www.LeesFerryFlyFishing.com

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

9/7/2010 fishing report

Hey my friends,Can you all say OFF THE HOOK. If so that would explain the fishing this month. The weather is perfect, the trout are fat and happy, the water level makes it possible to wade all the good bars, the eddies are full of fish. If you are quiet one can hear them slurping. Just as it was in late spring its all about the midges. Size is important color is not and dredging the bottom is not necessary, so what that means is use a dry,dropper rig or get rid of the dry and replace with a pinch on indicator and use two bead head midges and you have what I call a midging rig. This rig has been very effective. I still have days available so give me a call and we will go catching. This is a good time to make a fly fishing buddy out of your wife, best friend, son, daughter or girlfriend anyone you would like to make into a life long fly fisher. If their first time fly fishing is successful they are hooked. Hope to hear from you soon. Rocky
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Thursday, August 19, 2010


Wow, Another nice, big, fat rainbow. This is Adam Weeden. All these fish were caught in August. Come and get you some. Rocky
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show off report 8/19/2010

This is Phil Lane with a fatty.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

fishing report 8/17/2010

Hey everyone, Here is a picture of a great young man named Christopher Lane with a beautiful Lees Ferry rainbow. He and his father Phil Lane came and spent a couple of days taking advantage of the great fishing we have been experiencing. I think they caught fish just about every way one can catch fish at Lees Ferry what a great time we had. Thanks guys.Well I expect more of the same for the rest of August. September fishing is going to be great because after high flows for the summer and the fact that when they lower the flows for the fall
the fish will be condensed in the riffles. Those first two weeks of September are always good. Also another good thing that will be happening is four days of steady low flows on and around Labor day weekend. Last year we were having 100 fish days during this time. So don`t miss out on this great time to be out on the Ferry. Rocky For More Details, Visit Home at http://www.LeesFerryFlyFishing.com

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hello my fellow fly fishers,
Here is proof Lee's Ferry still has BIG beautiful rainbows. This is a picture of a 22" male, caught by Brandon Weeden. We caught this beauty drifting San Juan worms, from the boat. The cicada action is winding down a bit, but still productive enough to keep you in the action all day. Wading and nymphing is very productive in a few choice spots. When selecting a spot to wade, look for Sharp drop offs. One such spot is the top of 8 mile bar, first thing in the morning, while the water is rising. The fish are fat and sassy, they have lots of food. The lighting in the canyon is beautiful and the weather has been just right. The number of fishermen on the river is very low, and the fishing is good. People always ask what the best time of year to be here is, well this is that time of year, July and August, so in short the only thing missing is you! Give us a call if we can be of service. Rocky & Mick

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 14, 2010

Hello all my fellow fishers, this is a picture of a beautiful fat female rainbow in her summer colors. Kay Flanagan caught this beautiful fish on a size 8 cicada pattern. The fishing at Lee's Ferry is as good as it gets, as far as dry fly fishing goes. We start the day fishing cicada's and end the day fishing cicada's from the boat. I know most of us would rather fish dry flies, but right now all methods are working well. The weather has been fairly warm, but we have had the pleasure of cloud cover in the afternoon. Hardly any wind to speak of, basically perfect conditions. We still have slots open, so those of you that can get way for a couple days, this would be the perfect time to do so. In my opinion this is the very best fishing Lee's Ferry has to offer the size, numbers, and weather conditions all coming together for us to take advantage of, and have a great time on the ferry. If we can be of service, please contact us. Rocky & Mick
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Friday, July 2, 2010

Fishing Report July 2nd 2010

Hello all my fellow fishers,
July is here, the cicadas are singin, the water is up under the trees, and the trout are taking the "big bugs". We have been throwing cicadas at the banks for the last two weeks, and have been fairly successful, but now that we are in July the high water is here and we expect the fishing to pick up. It always does. We are now fishing strictly from the boat. The weather has been calm and warm, with some occasional afternoon sprinkles. So when you come bring a big hat, sunscreen, shorts, and your sandals. 6 and 7 weight rods can be an arm saver, for those of you that have them. We are using 9' 3x leaders, and sizes 6-8 cicada patterns, in black, or chocolate brown. For those of you that have fly shops close by, don't be afraid to bring a selection of cicadas. The action is fast and furious, so those of you that want to fish 3 people to a boat, is a good time to do so, because by the time you have sat in the shade and had a cold drink, it will be your turn again. This is the only time of year we encourage 3 anglers to a boat. Deep nymphing, eddie fishing, and streamers, are all tactics that will also produce good numbers, but why when you can be throwing the "big bugs" from the boat. So hope to here from you soon, and those of you that are already booked, we are looking forward to fishing with you. Rocky and Mick

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June 7th, 2010

Hello everyone, Well I have some great new! I herd the first few cicadas buzzing along the river yesterday. I couldn't resist, I just had to try it. So I tied on a home tied cicada pattern and a #18 zebra midge 20'' below and started pounding the shoreline, within 30 minutes, I had my first taker! I had 20 fish break the surface to take my "big bug" in only about 4 hours. This picture is of the biggest, she is 18'' and FAT, got her on the dropper. As my father had said the record breaking high temps we have been having this week have really got the cicada season coming quick! Make some room in the schedule and get here for this! The rest of this month and all of July, this is what we wait all year for, this is the 10 fishing on the 1-10 scale, and we are almost there! If my father or I can be of service, give us a call. Thanks everyone, see you soon.
Mick Lovett

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Monday, June 7, 2010

6/7/2010fishing report

Hello My Friends, This is a picture of Danial Doolittle and myself with a fat 18 incher he caught with a size 18 lazier midge. She fought her tail off. She jumped and done summer salts in the air it was awesome. This time of year 90% of the rainbows jump at least once and know matter the size they all fight very hard. They are fat and feisty,lots of fun. The best news this week is that the weather has been hot and dry. That means the cicadas are going to be here sooner than later. Last year we started throwing the big bugs on June, 23 2009. Speaking of last year I filmed a T.V. show on 6/29/2009 as it turned out it was the best day of catching the whole season. My educated guess is cicada season will start any day and last thru August. By the way one will be able to see a 30 minute video of the awesome action we have at the Ferry during cicada season right hear on my web sight. So look for it real soon. The fishing on the river right now is as good as it gets as far as the midge fishing goes. I say its a 9 on the 1 to 10 scale. You guys always ask me which is the best time to fish the Ferry, well it is now. From today thru August. For thoughs of you that know me ,know I Would not write this way unless I could back it up. So get up hear as soon as you can and test us out. I look forward to it. Rocky your fishing buddy. , Visit Home at http://www.LeesFerryFlyFishing.com

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fishing Report May 30th

Hello my fellow fishers,
Here is a picture of one of my clients, Bill Brennan with a nice 17" Lee's Ferry rainbow. The fishing is about as good as it gets at the Ferry right now. As far as sub-surface fishing goes. The good fishing will continue through June. Towards the end of the month the cicada fishing should begin, and the fishing will be a 10 on the 1-10 scale for the month of July and into August. The fishing right now is about an 8 on the 1-10 scale. The eddie's are full of slurping rainbows, and the riffles are stacked with trout. Today I was on a bar and my client said "there must be 500 fish in a 25 yard walk along the bar". We caught several fish that were in the 18-22" range today. I had a beginner land 15 fish today, 3 of which were 18". We caught them with a full 9' nymphing rig, we caught them dry dropping, and we caught them on streamers. Its still pretty much about the midge patterns, but the tip of the week is to use live scud patterns for your bottom fly. So if we can be of service give us a call. See you soon, Rocky & Mick Lovett

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Hello all my fellow fishers. The fish are happy, the midges are hatching, and the weather is beautiful. Here is a picture of Charles Loepkey, and a beautiful 17" wild rainbow he caught first thing in the morning. He proceeded to catch one fish after another from the same spot, on the same flies until about 2:00pm. Jim Clifford is Charles's son-in-law, he did all the moving around up and down the bar, and managed to catch plenty of fish as well. At 2:00pm we went to another spot and swung some woolly buggers, and caught a few more fish. I caught an 18" on an olive semi seal leach. That concluded the day, and what a great 2 days it was, fishing with two of my good friends. Charles is 86 years young, and I admire his energy, passion and devotion to fishing and life in general. He has taught me a lot of things about fly fishing. He tied his version of a zebra midge, he used an olive bead on a #16 hook, black thread, and white wire, and put a hurtin' on the fish with that fly, both days of the trip. Its all about the midge, experiment with all the midge patterns you can, and be sure to adjust your leader length and weight as the water level increases. Remember just because the fish stop breaking the surface does not mean they have stopped feeding. Hope to see you out there, and be sure to give us a call if we can be of service.
Rocky & Mick Lovett

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hello my fellow fly fishers. As I said before I am starting to see lots of spiders, moths, and ants. The cicadas will be next but we have to hit that 100 degree mark in canyon first. As for the midges they are here and hatching in a BIG way. I had the pleasure of fishing with Tad McKnight on May 1st, it was nothing short of a great day, the fish were happy and on the feed, we landed so many fish that I am going to say its the best day of fishing I have had in ten years. We used the rig I call "the midging rig" its a variation of a dry dropper rig except I dont use a dry fly, I put a pich on indicator where the dry would be so that I can drop two midges below. The weather is perfect concidering its spring, after this last cold front we have had a week of warm weather and only the ocational afternoon wind, the midge hatches will continue and be on a large scale from here on out. Remember the warmer the weather, the better the catching. Hope to here from you soon. Rocky Lovett
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4/20/2010 fishing report

Hi all,The first thing that comes to mind is what great weather we have been having!. The fishing has been getting better by the day.I am starting to see the ants ,spiders,moths,lizards etc.active soon to follow hoppers and other terrestrials. Around the 100 degree mark the cicada.I cant wait. But until then we focus on the midge patterns. Just about all the fish we have been catching are coming on some form of midge pattern. The zebra midge is just as good as anything else but try everything one never knows you might find the next hot fly. My clients have caught a fair amount of fat 16 to 19 inch rainbow of late. I am still seeing some fish on redds spawning shallow and deep so keep an eye out for that. Same advice throw everything at them when you find them on redds not just egg patterns. Well I hope to hear from you soon remember this the hotter the temperature is the hotter the catching is . Rocky Lovett
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Friday, April 9, 2010

4/9/2010 fishing report

Hey my friends, My interpretation of this pectrogliph which can be found on the river at mile nine is bighorn sheep make the would go around. Hows that for all of you sheep hunters? Now about the fishing. Do to cold nights and weird weather patterns we have had very little bugs as in fish food which has made for tough catching. I say catching because the fishing is great. The day temps have been warming up near 70 degrees. To adapt we have been swinging and then stripping streamers woolly buggers to be exact,olive with cristeal flash or flashabou. I expect as soon as the night temps start to stay above 45 or 50 degrees the midge hatches will start to be more prolific and the trout will move to the shallows and resume more vigorous feeding habits. Last night was a bit warmer. Don't get me wrong we are still catching a fair number of fish. But be prepared to use all of the tactics in your arsenal. One might start with a dry dropper in the morning then a nymphing rig in the mid day and finish with a streamer and heavy sink tip. The tip for the week is cover lots of water and fish deep.I would like to give a special thanks and appreciation to Sir John Matox, Mr. John Breznak and Dave Cohon for their friendship, faith and encouragement. THANKS GUYS Rocky Lovett
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Monday, March 29, 2010

3/29/2010 fishing report

Hello everyone, When the weather is good and the river level is down for the afternoon the fishing is good. As you can see one of my longtime clients Tim Flanagan caught a beautiful,big brown trout, but he wasn't the only one. Daniel Huthsinger caught a 17 inch German brown seven days later. He was caught off of a spawning bed,so lets hope it is a trend. I have heard of three other browns netted by other guides. Now about the catching of the rainbows. The key word is midges. They are taking midges over anything else try to use all different patterns that the fish may not see very much. I have been experimenting with several different colors of bead head midges. I found so far purple has been working very well. A dry dropper rig or a midging rig has been working the best lately,remember alot of the fish will be suspended while feeding on midge emergers. The places to look for are seems and slow moving water. You may or may not see trout working the surface, but they are there. When all else fails break out the sink tip and swing,then stripe a olive woolly bugger. The spawn is winding down ,but you may still see a few trout on redds. If you do chocolate worms have been the Best for me, but try every thing you never know what they will take. I will see you out there ,until then good fishing. Rocky Lovett
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Monday, March 8, 2010

3/8/2010 Fishing Report

Hello My Fellow Fly Fishers,
To start with the weather is great, today its around 60 degrees and the lows are staying above 40 degrees. 45-50 degree lows are the magic number, when this happens the midge and black fly hatches will be more prolific, in short "lots of them". As always in the spring these short weather fronts, put a damper on the catching, but luckily only during the front. When the sun sun breaks out the fishing returns to normal.
Right now the catching in my opinion is a 5 or 6, depending on where your at on the river, and of course the weather.
Right now the fish are making more and more "redds" throughout the river, mostly in deep unwadable water. So to fish them you have to strategically anchor yourself, to make deep nymphing possible, or you can drift over them. All colors of eggs (in sizes #10 to #14), and a chocolate chenille worm, have been producing the best. A caution in anchoring is to not place your anchor where it can be drug through the "redds". For those of you who don't know the term "redd", it means the spawning bed of the rainbows.
Another thing I want to talk to you about this week is the surface action going on near the shores. Keep your eye out for fish breaking the surface, they are taking some adult midges, but most are right below catching emergers. A lot of the time they catch them right before they make it to the surface, and in returning downward cause the surface disturbance, I call "poping". The way to target these fish is the dry, dropper rig. Use any medium size dry, and drop a zebra midge 20-30" below, on 6x tippet. You can drift by them using your oars, or anchor where possible.
And of course nymphing the riffles is producing a few fish (spotty). Looking forward to seeing you or hearing from you soon.
Rocky Lovett

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

2/28/2010 fishing report

Hi everyone, I am going to be short and sweet. The black fly and midge populations are way up compared to the past years . I myself have not seen so many fish popping the surface, up and down the river, so early in a long time. The other day we cast a dry, dropper rig, a big dry on top and a size #16 zebra midge about 24 to 30" below and did pretty well. All of this was done from the boat. We just looked for fish popping the surface ,basically in all the same places one would throw a cicada in the summer. We had alot of fun. Other than this refer to my last report. Give me a call. I would love to show you the river and how to fish it. Rocky Lovett.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hello my fellow fishing persons, I have been out on the ferry a bit lately and the fishing has been good. We have been catching some real nice18 to 20 inch spawning males that are all decked out in there spawning colors. Also catching our average size of 15" trout and good numbers of them. The great thing is we have been able to catch them in all kinds of different methods which is always alot of fun. So I will list and explain each of the methods that are working in the order from best to good. Of course,sight fishing rainbows on the Redd's would be most anglers number one. My best tip for this is use one fly a roe colored glo bug or a rust Sanjaun worm,put a small stick on foam indicator at the end of your nine foot leader 5x. Where you would have already tied on a length of 5x tippet twice the length as the average depth of water you are fishing. Number two is what I call a midging rig. Lately on alot of bars where we are fishing after the water has come up. I see fish taking emergers they are not really taking dries but one would see a flash,splash,dorsal fin,tail or porpasing. The rig is the same as method one except use 6x tippet about 24 to 30 inches long and use a bead head midge pattern I've just been using a zebra. Third method is streamer fishing. we've been using a olive Crystal bugger. The secret here is the orvis depth charge sink tip line in the 150 grain. Finally the standard nymphing rig is always a deadly tactic on the Ferry. My tip here is make sure you adjust your weight as the water rises and when it falls. My standard rule is one should get a false strike every 4 to 6 dead drifts. So I don't care how you get out on the river just get here. If I can be of service to you give me a call I would love to share more with you. ROCKY LOVETT
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

1/13/2010 fishing report

Hello My Fellow Fisher folks, I have not been on the river much lately unfortunately. But I will tell you what I know. The rainbows are spawning in the deeper water mostly out in the river not in wadable waters. The way we take care of that is drift over them using a long heavy nymphing rig with a worm and egg pattern.The only trick hear is knowing where these areas are and using the perfect amount of weight. A valuable thing to know this time of year when you have that copper colored glare on the water is this. Use a black indicator its the best color for that glare. The fishing can be great in January. I remember last year around this time of the month me and my son Mick had a awesome day of catching doing just what I'm writing about. So I guess what I'm getting at is get out of the cabin get rid of the fever and get in on some good fishing, smell and feel the fresh air and catch some trout in some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Hope to see you soon. Rocky Lovett For More Details, Visit Home at http://www.LeesFerryFlyFishing.com