Regardless of the time of year, trout do a majority of their feeding sub-surface. This is why nymphing is arguably the most consistent fishing method. When we make the decision to nymph, we’ve recognized that trout aren’t looking up at the surface. So, unless we see trout suspended in the middle column, our goal is to drift our flies through the deepest water column.
A number of counties have started enforcing “locals only” restrictions and even closures on outdoor activities and public land access within their county lines. So, while fishing is still an “essential activity,” statewide, anglers may not be able to visit their favorite river if it is located outside their residential county. To help anglers better understand the regulations and counties enforcing “locals only” restrictions, we’ve put together a list of counties and their current COVID-19 fishing restrictions.