There are many great activities for a person to take advantage of during early summer. The trails are starting to dry out from the winter runoff. The weather is warming and the
waterways are primed for boating or wake boarding. All the summertime activities are beginning to blossom like the trees. Yet, for me, nothing says summer is here like grabbing my fly rod and heading out to the lakes and rivers to try and find a gullible fish to fool with a newly tied fly.
During the late spring and early summer a person is likely to find some of the best fishing of the year. The rainbows and cutthroats are at the tail end of their annual spawn and are hungry from the long run upstream to their spawning grounds and for places that allow fishing during this time of year it can be wonderful. For the last few weeks I have been busy fishing the Weber and Ogden Rivers. The rivers are both flowing very nice right now and I have been having the best luck with egg patterns, prince nymphs, and wd-40’s. I also have heard reports that the cicadas are coming on at the Green and fishing has been great this past weekend.
Over the weekend I was able to fish a few local community ponds and have noticed the bass starting to spawn and usually that is a good indication of the fishing heating up. So go check your neighborhood fishery and you might be pleasantly surprised by a fish or two. If you can find the time take someone fishing and enjoy my favorite time of year to wet a line.
With Memorial weekend over we are bound to find an abnormal amount of litter left behind. Please use your time in the field to help pick up some of the trash that others have left behind and help keep our public waterways and lands open. If we all do a little we can achieve great things!