Animas Lunch Report – 3/16/16 – Spring Flowers Are Not Out Yet But BWOs Are
I happened to venture to the Animas for a lunch sesh of lobbing heavy meat around today. Upon my arrival to the local fishin hole, my eyes did spy a dark bug-o-plenty. Upon further inspection, did I declare to myself, “Why, these are BWOs, Baetis, Blue Winged Olives!…and it isn’t even cloudy today.”
Truth be told, it is a misconception that BWO’s hatch only on cloudy days. This misconception may stem from the fact that fish may not eat them as heartily on the surface unless it is cloudy. However, I have had fished plenty of BWO hatches on bright cloudless days to know that trout do in fact rise to them in the sun. Today however, the surface was vacant of risers; but full of bugs. Make sure you are stocked up on your BWO nymphs, emergers, and dries; it seems that these small mayflies have returned to the Animas for spring time!
If you are fly tier, you are going to want to make a note of these bugs. Mainly the dark grey body of the adult and the light body of the nymph.