The Pine is currently running low and clear heading into the first week of June. Trout fishing has been consistently productive most days. On the rare cloudy days, and in the low light times, streamers have been productive. Smaller, naturally colored flies have been the most productive, along with yellow and white on the brighter days. Some sunny days the fish have still been willing to chase, while other days they don’t.
If they are not willing to chase streamers, changing over to a nymph rig has been paying the bills. The nymph fishing has been steadily improving and can make for some productive days in otherwise challenging conditions. Whether using tight line techniques or an indicator, getting down quickly has been key. Heavy rubber legged stones, perdigons, and bead headed mayfly nymphs have all been effective.
Just a reminder that you are now required to purchase a watercraft permit for all watercraft to float the Pine from Elm Flats to Low Bridge through the Monday of Labor Day weekend.
Also, we have had very little rain up here and the fire risk is very high, resulting in a burn ban. There was a small burn area on the Pine from last week. In some areas a campfire may still be allowed, but take extra precautions if you have a fire and make sure it is completely out and doused with water before leaving it unattended.
We still have days available. Call the booking line at 231.228.7135 to get on the calendar.