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River Report: September 25th 2018

River Report: September 25th 2018

  • September 25, 2018
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We had a great weekend of fishing. Our guide and clients were chasing everything that swims. The rain last Friday was a very welcome relief and the fish responded. Not only did it bring levels up so that fall spawners could get a move on, but also cooled the water enough to open up big rivers for targeting trout. We are expecting more rain today and tomorrow so you can finally put away your thermometer as water temps should remain good, which should set us up for another exciting weekend coming up.

Brian Cadoret and Ralph Kucharek put Ryan Shea on to a few Pike including a 38 inch monster. Pike have been taking big flies as they put on the fall feed bag in preparation for winter. Landlocked Salmon have also made the push up stream to their spawning grounds. After this rain chasing them should improve even more. As we move into October, hatches that bring fish to the surface will diminish to mostly BWO’s. So fly selection will also be limited to phases of BWO’s, nymphs and streamers.

Bass have also been aggressively feeding. They are still taking mice and frog patterns on the surface as well as large natural bait fish patterns.