Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1. Cream Cahills
2. Cinnamon Caddis
3. Slate Drakes
4. Little Green Stoneflies
5. Mahogany Duns
Most available - Other types of food:
6. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
7. Inch Worms
Weather and Stream Conditions Forecast - Coming Week
The streams are in great condition throughout the park. You should be able to safely
wade just about anywhere. It is a little deceiving to look at the USGS stream charts and
data and compare the flows to the normal stream levels and flows for this time of the year.
It shows that none of the streams are flowing as low as they normally do around the first of
August. The deceptive part of it is that is very good news. Normally, they are flowing very
The weather forecast is what I would call normal for the first of August. There's a decent
chance of showers and thunderstorms later on in the week. The weather sites obviously
don't know exactly when or how much it will rain because they disagree on the amounts
and even the days. They also use the 50% chance for much of the middle part of the
week, meaning it may rain and it may not rain.
Looking at the forecast, I don't think rain or high water is going to be a problem at all. The
streams are low enough to accept a half inch or more of rain without problems. I think it will
consist of typical summertime thunderstorms and some watersheds may get some rain
and other may miss it. From a "planning to fish" standpoint, everything looks as good as
anyone should expect.
Today will be sunny with a high near 84. There's a slight chance of rain and
thunderstorms for Tuesday. On Wednesday, showers and thunderstorms are likely with a
high of only 83. The odds are shown as 50%.
The sites disagree on Thursday and Friday's forecast. One shows a 50% chance and
the other weather site shows little chance of rain; however, the National Weather Service
shows a 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms for Saturday and AccuWeather show a
44% chance. None of them are predicting any large amounts of rain, so I think the
streams levels will remain in good shape.
I do know we have a lot of out of town Perfect Fly customers that are planning to be here
during the month of August and so far, everything looks great for them.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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