A good morning on the river. I got up early and arrived at my favorite morning run at 6:30am. Things were just getting started as I saw a couple subtle rises in the early morning light. My first drift of the morning yielded a nice little brown and made me forget that on the drive over I had been wondering if getting up early this morning was going to be worth it. It was.
It turns out things were just getting started. After landing this little guy I noticed things had really picked up and there were quite a few fish rising through the run. The midges were popping and the fish were right on them. A few moments later I landed another fish a little lower down on the run that went a bit larger than the first one.
I moved up to the top of the lower run and again hooked up with a nice fish on my adult midge pattern. Three fish on dry flies in the early morning and I was getting ready to pack it up and head into the office. Well then I noticed that things were really boiling in the run above where I was fishing, so I decided I needed to give it a try. Fish here were on emergers so all my fish came on the floating midge emerger pattern I used. I tied into another nice fish in short order.
When it was all said and done I had had one of my better outings of the year on a mid June midge hatch.
Another early Morning outing and it started out right as I waded into the water I immediatly spotted a nice fish sipping in ankle deep water right against a small island close to the near bank. My first good drift was taken by the good fish and a great fight ensued.
Good way to start the morning
I went on to land three more fish on the morning but this was my largest. The mornings are still hopping around here.