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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