Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
It is definitely the annual anticipated “big fish” time. We are seeing a large number of 23″ and up, browns. Average sizes this week of the nicer fish have been 25″ – 29″, both males and females. We have been on the water everyday, all day. They did run quite a bit of water this past week. Yesterday it was off most of the day, and today looks like the same. Fly patterns themselves have not varied much, still try small scuds, tungsten beaded midges, WD-40’s, flash zebras, and san juans, but on some of the flies, the colors have changed on a daily basis. Last Sunday, cracklebacks and softhackles were doing well again. And don’t forget those large streamers; sculpins, zonkers and woolies. Your strategy with the big flies should be to pick a fish and keep casting to it. It may take a dozen or so casts to interest or plain annoy it into submission! On the flip side, smaller midges are doing well also, but really I can’t stress enough how important presentation is. It isn’t always what your using but how your using it.
We are now offering Coast Guard Certified fly fishing boat trips! We have added a nice 19′ flat bottom G3 boat, with lots of room to walk around in and lots of casting room!
Hope your time on the water is successful!