Waters in Pierce County took a bit of rain this week. Their flows are at/or above plump and cool. On Wednesday the Rush had a bit of stain from an isolated storm that quickly dumped a bunch of rain into the watershed. The Kinni pushed a bit of water through on Monday. Isolated rain is forecasted for the area this weekend. It will be hit or miss for planning trips but rivers are in good shape this AM.

Fishing has been good, catching has been consistent. This is mostly  measured in my experiences this week moving from feature to feature to find feeding fish and adjusting  techniques. Change, change, change. Work your way through caddis larva, pupa and emerger patterns if you are not finding fish. Switch up your mayfly nymph colors and sizes if there are no strikes. Do not forget the prince nymph and/or swinging a soft hackle. Strip a streamer.

The light colored mayflies of summer are making an appearance but not everywhere on your stream and especially not all day long. I have seen little  surface action in the cool early mornings through mid-day but I may not be fishing the same water as you. Late day has shown more promise for dry fly fishing. Bring along some light colored mayfly patterns, light yellows, light greens. Never forget your adult caddis patterns. Tan, peacock, make them move. What about the dry/dropper?  I like zebra midges like I like beer.

What wild flower is this?

Lastly, go have fun. Watch the birds, listen to the trees, find a new plant. Hunt for the cool rocks. Have a beverage and such. Observe your favorite piece of water. Take it apart piece by piece. Top drop-off, Rock, rock, rock, head of pool, back eddy, tail of pool, lumber pile. Seams between everything, bubble lines and undercuts. Unless you are looking at the water this way and fishing specifically to each feature, you are missing fish.