We are into the heart of the Dog Days of August, but fortunately for the fish, most rivers are on the high side giving a buffer to warm days. Cooler nights in the past few days are also keeping conditons very much on the positive side. As soon as the water drops off, probably by the weekend, this is prime Carter’s Bug time. Let’s hope Irene doesn’t drop a flood upon us and ruin the fishing for the better part of a week.
Both Cassilis and Millerton Trapnets reported few fish with both averaging one, maybe two salmon a day and two to three grilse, so there is no fall run to report yet. However, these numbers are about typical for the time of year.