The Orvis Fishing Reports and Conditions pages offer up-to-date reports, including stream and river flows, tides, recommended flies and equipment, and special fishing tips. At any given time, those waters that offer the very best fishing become part of the “Red Hot” list. To ensure that those making the reports aren’t exaggerating the quality of their local fishing, each reporter is allowed only four red hots per year per location, so they only rank their spot red hot when it’s truly outstanding. For up-to-date fishing reports on your mobile device, don’t forget about the Orvis Fly-Fishing App.
Every Friday, we highlight those waters that offer the best fishing for the weekend. If you go to the reports page today, you’ll note that several Eastern rivers–the Jackson, the Davidson, and the Little Juniata–are also listed as “Red Hot.” However, torrential rains forecast along the entire East Coast may cause those waters to blow out. Keep your eye on the weather, and if the rains hold, you could enjoy some top-notch angling.
“Look for this this week to be the week the giant salmonflies and golden stones are being gobbled up by hungry trout,” say hte guys at Deep Canyon Outfitters in Bend, which means you should be looking for the adult stones in the middle of the day. Evening fishing is picking up, as well, with hatches of caddisflies and blue-winged olives.
The River Test is a bit low for this time of year, but the Danica mayfly (green drake) hatch is now in full swing along all the river, according to the folks at Go Fly Fishing UK. Late-May and early-June provides the very best of the year’s hatches and dry-fly sport. But it should be very good fishing right through to the end of June. The cream of the mayfly fishing will be from now until the first weed cut starts on 10th June.
There are also some 33 waters listed as “Excellent,” so check those out, as well. Have a great long weekend!