River Report October 24th, 2017
The rivers, up and down the state are running low and have been for awhile now. Not as low as they were last year if everyone remembers. The trout fishing has been inconsistent at best . The good days have been good and the not so good day, well not so good. Water temps on the big rivers have ranged in the low to upper 50’s and with no rain, no limit to the clarity. That could all change as we are predicted to get 1.5 inches of rain by tomorrow morning. If that is the case, we could get the flush the river systems need and the spawning species have been waiting for. The last time we got over 1 inch of rain the levels and clarity didn’t change at all.
We only have until October 31st to chase trout and Landlocked salmon on most of the states river, However there is still plenty of open water that are catch&release, artificial lures only, that fish well until December. With the weather being more like early September we expect to have very fishable conditions until then.
Not much for a hatch these days. Best chance of catching one will be Blue Wing Olives in the morning until early afternoon. Most productive fishing has been dead drifting a little #20 BWO emerger or nymph. Copper johns and pheasant tails nymps in the same size are also good choices for small nymph fishing.