River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 492 cfs
River Statistics:
»At Canyon Mouth
Current:   492 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   513 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   513 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   528 cfs
Gage Height:   3.82 ft

Flows are up on the Cache. Run-off has hit. Fishing remains solid. Heavy tippet 3-4X range, bigger flies and plenty of split shot. "Look for the soft stuff" a common phrase for fishing during runoff. What does it mean? Back-eddies (where the water is flowing back up stream), just off the banks, behind boulders (self explanatory), on the inside of bends where the shelf drops off, and the tail out of runs (where the water slows down on its way downstream). All of these are ideal spots for the trouts during high-water. Stonefly nymphs are great up there right now. They are molting so there are more stones in the water than in previous months. Pat's rubber legs, Randy's Rubber Legs, Smethhurst 20 bomb, or a big prince nymph all do the trick. Stay in sizes 10-6. Caddis is a good nymph as well, also attractor nymphs like psycho princes, rainbow warriors, soft hackle p-tails, HDA variants all between the sizes 14-18. Dry droppers are a reliable option all day. Focus your efforts tight along the banks for some big takes. Foam attractors, caddis or big dark beetle are great options for your dry. Foam will float better throughout the day, less maintenance. If you want to stay away from the high water. Gateway park, the North Fork below Seamen reservoir is a good option. State park so you gotta pay to play, not a big deal. Weekends can be a mess there. Stones, caddis, BWO's. Possibilities to throw dries later in the day! Finally streamers can be really effective on the Cache during runoff. Smaller buggers and sculpins do very well.

Report Updated On: 06/11/2017
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