Posted on August 07 2020
The first week of August brought a nice shot of rain. We received over an inch and the streams went up nicely for a couple of days. Cooler nights are in the forecast for the next week which should keep water temps down. The bugs on most waters are thinning out but there are plenty of grasshoppers where there are grassy banks. On the Magalloway the water temps are creeping up slowly but are still good in the 58-62 degree range. I would still start with dry caddis flies when getting to the river. There are plenty of smaller salmon and brookies in the riffles to have some fun with on dry flies. Lake and pond levels are higher than usual for this time of the summer. It is a good time to fish stillwater in the evenings with dries. My favorite dries are hornbergs and parachute patterns like adams and hares ear. A sinking line gives you the option of fishing subsurface with a woolly bugger or leech pattern.
Till next week,