Used to be that regulars in here would post about the Hex hatch but that was years ago. Huge sized mayflies almost ridiculously big. Google about them. Larger than March Browns hatching. Usually spend their early stages of life in the sandier finer grit bottom of a stream or river instead of rocky gravelly fast water. They come off en masse at dusk into the late night. You fish in the dark and cast into the general area you hear the trout noisily slurping at the surface and hope they nail your fly in the melee. That could mean fishing from just below the Evening Hole bridge down around to Eddies shop. Not sure if the stretch from Eddie's shop bridge down to the swim beach bridge is Hex habitat. Might as well ring the shop about that.
Well, its summer and if I recall its about time for the evening hexagenia hatch and lots of trout slurping the surface gobbling up the giant mayflies. Any reports?
I am attempting to attach a video of a trout I caught yesterday at BBSP. Not sure if it will work. I will sooner or later soak my iPhone while attempting to photograph fish. Anyhow, I have not been on the river in the evenings and only recently started back fishing the river. But I will check it out and see if I can get you an update on the hex hatch.
The video that I am attempting to attach here shows a trout I caught yesterday. It is by my rough measuring about 20" was caught and released. I was actually at a spot fishing for bluegill when this pig hit my streamer. I was swing a small size 12 streamer pattern and catching enough bluegill to make it fun. On one cast, I let the fly line drift directly below me in some what I assumed to be was unproductive shallow water. Was I wrong on that note. As I was just starting to lift the rod and throw the line upstream, this fish hit and I mean nailed it. It took off downstream and for the first ever, a fish pulled enough to get into my backing. I could not go down and chase him based on where I was in the river. Which is to say I am doing my best not to divulge the exact location. So I had to stand my ground and eventually got him back upstream but I did not have my net with me which created some interesting moves. As I mentioned, I didn't expect trout as I was fishing for bluegill so I left the net in the truck.
A good fish and the river treated me well yesterday morning.