I usually don’t like to fish Mossy on Mondays, now that I’m retired, as it gets pounded on the week-ends. But it is supposed to rain the rest of the week, so Monday it was!
Weather was cloudy and cool. I hoped for an olive hatch, but it didn’t happen; no midges either. So it was subsurface- steamers, soft hackles and nymphs.
I fished two sections, from 10 am to 1 pm. The restructured lower section was dead. The section above the church parking lot was loaded with recently stocked fish, mostly browns but a few rainbows (? a shift in stocking management). The water was low, and crystal clear, and even the new fish were spooky. They responded best to long-line nymphing. Caught a bunch of fish in the 8-10″ range, and two measuring 12-13″. Didn’t see any of the big boys!
Hopefully the expected rain will raise water levels, and some cool weather will settle the stream into a winter nymphing pattern.
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