I returned to the Ruby River tailwater yesterday. The water level was higher, and the water was milky; visibility was about twelve inches. The weather was great, sunny and warming into the low 70’s.
I spotted a number of large browns, moved into shallow gravel to spawn. Otherwise, a moderate trico hatch happened around 11am, with a spinner fall about an hour later. Occasional fish were rising guardedly along the banks, under overhanging trees and in rock structure. They responded to small, size 22, spinner patterns, and ignored everything else that I offered!
It was uncrowded, and remains a good stream for a late morning visit.
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