Ok so Friday night (June 17). we went up the Chena to one of our favorite spots, got out and started fishing. nothing... fished almost every fly in my box (Stone fly's, Pheasant tails, copper johns, Gnats, other dries, woolly buggers, smolt) could not catch a fish. well we then found a small fork in the river that was moving slower and shallower, we could see some grayling laying in it around some logs and under trees. fishing was pretty good, those guys took what ever we threw at them, biggest fish was pushing 16".
I guess I'm wondering what other peoples experiences are with the river on these hot days? do you see the fish exit the main river channels and find shade elsewhere? I figured they would be deep in holes but the deep holes didn't produce for us.