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Cheesman Canyon Report | April 20, 2012

Date: April 20, 2012
Flow: 97 CFS
Water Temp: 39-45 Degrees
Flies: #20-24 Black Beauty, #20-22 Black Beauty Emerger, #12 San Juan Worm, #18-22 RS2, #18-22 Pheasant Tail, #18-20 Parachute Adams, 6mm Oregon Cheese Troutbead, #08-10 Woolly Bugger

Adam and I hiked deep into Cheesman Canyon yesterday.  The water was perfect and the flows got a little bump as well.  The canyon fished tough as usual.  We worked for every single one of our fish.  In the morning we were battling the fish eating #30 midges.  So small, there was no way to realistically imitate them.  We did our best with some #22-24 black beauties and we were able to hook a few.


As the day warmed up, the fishing improved a bit.  Some larger bugs began to hatch, which made things a little bit easier.  The Blue Winged Olives are hatching in the Canyon.  This is your chance to get some rare dry fly action in Cheesman.  The hatch is not thick and is sporadic at best.  We had blue bird skies, so that did not help the hatch in the least.  Adam and I were each able to hook some fish on dries and we put down countless others.  As we were hiking out, the hatch began to pick up (of course).  The BWOs started around 2 and we started hiking out around 5 and the fish started to go nuts!

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Check out the short video from the day!

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