We have been in an every weekend rain pattern. Amounts have ranged from 1-3 inches. Then we get a week long break. This has made for tough fishing during the rain event. However, as levels start to recede the fishing gets better.
We have also been treated to a super long peak foliage season to fish in. Air temperature have been very comfortable for the anglers who are still getting out. Water temps have dip to the low and mid 50’s. The long range forecast keeps the pattern going with some first frost and snow potential around Halloween.
Trout are still taking hopers and generally do until the first frost. Our beginner clients are intrigued with the fact that trout eat terrestrials and that we tie flies to imitate them.
Blue winged olives have been the only aquatic insects to hatch recently, particularly on those foggy/drizzly mornings. It is so important to have Pheasant tails, olive soft hackles and olive parachutes in size 18-22 for the rest of the year.
Many Landlocked salmon have been getting caught these days. Tim Hayes continues to be our go to guide for finding clients fish. He took a father and son out last weekend to chase there 1st landlocked. Not to many places to fish last weekend with the 3-4 inches of rain we received, but he found a spot and the fish were there. Only one fish to the net, and missed a few swinging streamers and dropping nymphs under an inductor. The smiles tell it all.