Late Summer Stream Fishing
Streams can get tough to fish in the late summer. Low water and prolonged hot daytime temperatures can heat up the water and cause trout to become much less active. Don't give up hope though, here are some things to try.
Fish shaded areas. In low water or warm water trout will seek out shade. Concentrate on undercuts in the bank or places where trees or other foliage shade the water.
Fish faster water. Warm water holds less oxygen than cold water so many times fish move to riffles and even the edges of rapids and other broken water for the higher oxygen levels. Another benefit of broken water is that light penetration is much less so it acts a bit like shade for the fish. Fish won't often hold in flat water when it's hot and sunny.
Fish deep. Don't be afraid to lengthen out your leader and fish heavy stuff down into the depths of the deepest holes on the river.
Fish early and late. Water temps will be at their coolest early in the AM and will start to cool again in the evening. Take a nap or actually get some work done in the middle of the day and concentrate on these times.
Fishing can slow a little this time of year but doing these things will certainly increase your chances and don't fear, Fall is not far off and cooler water will really get the fish feeding again.