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Went to the Jackson today. Beautiful weather; after dropping to the the 30’s overnight, it warmed into the 60’s today. The water is starting to warm, and a robust caddis hatches started at 11 (tan and black), followed by a large, #12 tan mayfly (couldn’t catch one to identify), followed by another mayfly hatch, #16. The hatches stopped around 3 pm.

Despite the excellent bug activity, only small guys were coming to the surface. Caught some good fish using rising pupae during the caddis hatch, and a few more later on a copper John.

I should have noted that the Forest Service has worked on the road, and also ran a brush hog through the “rose trail”, making access to the special reg area much easier!