Aric and I fished the Rush from about 7:30 pm until just after dark. I started the night fishing a hopper dropper rig with a red hippie stomper and a Frenchie, and caught two small browns on it before switching to a Euro pheasant tail and zebra midge. Aric fished a pheasant tail with a zebra midge the entire outing before breaking off at dark. I ended up catching around a dozen total while Aric caught 8-10.
The evening started pretty slow until about 8:30 and the fishing continued to get better until I couldn’t see my indicator in the dark. The best fish of the evening was a chunky 12-incher that I didn’t have enough light to get a photo of. There was very little rising with minimal hatch activity outside a couple caddis and midges fluttering around.
We are definitely into summer patterns now. Focus on early in the morning or late in the evening. If you want to fish mid-day, find shaded areas for the best fishing. Also, the plastic hatch is in full swing on the Lower Kinni, so don’t expect to find much solitude between 9 am and 6 pm.
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