This has been a really great trout fishing summer. There has been some water generation, but hardly ever all day every day. And as of late when they do run its a low 1 generator for several hours, making it still very wadable. So we have gotten to wade fish quite a bit. Boat fishing has also been remarkable. As of late we have even been hooking into a larger number of browns also. Nothing extremely huge on the browns, but it is way too soon for that. October is the prime month. Rainbows have been averaging 13″ - 19″, and catching quite a few.
Water temps are around 46-47 degrees, and in the 50’s farther down.
Weather has been over all great this summer too. We have got to experience some really nice cooler 70’s for a couple of stretches. Then again with the water temp. 46 degrees, it really feels comfortable when your wading in it when it is hot.
Some days you can throw almost any pattern and be successful. We usually start with something and end up fishing almost the whole time.
Scuds, Sculpins, egg patterns, zebra midges, micro jigs, and some very new patterns we have created here.
Flourocarbon tippets are a real must. Last weekend some folks were even going down to 7x and swearing that they were catching lots more fish.
Now if your spin fishing, also use flourocarbon line, or just add a section. Jigs have been very successful along with cleos, kastmasters, and rapalas. You can also rig up with a bubble float and a fly. (a new spin on “float & fly”)
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