But what was that about unpredictability? The midge are pouring off on a couple of lakes where they’re normally not a feature, yet they’re sparse (so far) on a couple of lakes where we’d expect a lot more by now. And although the May fishing has been mostly consistent, there was a run of a few days in the back half of the month when it was tough. The guests were still catching fish, but it took more effort than usual. Then just like that, the trout are back again, in the usual cusp-of-winter spots, and behaving pretty much as we would expect them to.
In the background to all this, May rainfall has been well above average; temps for the month as a whole have evened out to bang on average – warmer at the start and colder at the end. The springs are all flowing now and the lakes are rising. Winter is looking promising.