I spent a few hours this afternoon wet wading a portion of the Willy near my home. The water is low, clear, and warm. I didn’t take a temperature but it is outside the comfortable window for trout. The section I fished today doesn’t receive a stocking anyway. Trout still could have migrated to this area at some point but I was not intent on searching for or targeting trout. Today’s goal was to see how many different warm water species I could hook up with.
My gear selection was an ADG rod 9 foot 5/6 weight, Hatch Reel, DT fly line, Richardson Chest Box, some leader material ( Mason Hard Type & ARC Camo ), t-shirt, shorts, and wading boots…that’s it…pretty minimal for me !
The creek chub, fall fish, blue gills, and orange breast sunfish liked stuff on top- beetles, ants, and a Purple Haze. The perch and bass like white minnow patterns.