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Fly Fishing Report July 18, 2018

The fly fishing in McGee Bay was pretty good on most days this past week.
We have had a couple of slower days mixed in, probably due to poor
midges hatches.  Although, the Damsel flies are out in full. force, and
we even saw some small perch fry in one of the stomach pumps today.  You
can find fish all the way from the mouth of the creek, out to 18-19 feet. 
The algae is starting to show up on some days, depending on the wind
direction.  The water in close to the mouth has been much cleaner than
the deeper water.  You will find a little bit of everything in McGee right
now, from stocker sized fish, to Rainbows and Cutts over 20 inches.  The
best fly this week has still been the Small Copper Tigers, fished 6 to 12
inches from the bottom.  As our top fly, we have been using Damsel fly
patterns, Shaft & Superfly Energers.  After seeing the perch fry in that
brown today, I'll have a small perch fry pattern out there from now on. 
The other areas producing fish this week has been Big Hilton, and Crooked
Creek.  The fish in both of these areas have been deep, 20-22 feet.

I Had the pleasure of fishing with a great family the last couple of days Kai,
Keagan, and their mom Bethany, along with family friend Daniel.  It was the first
time with a fly rod for most, but everyone landed some beautiful McGee Bay fish,