Thursday, January 24th, 2008
For those that don’t mind a little cold weather the fishing has been fantastic! The generators have been running off and on the past few days, but with the lack of fisherman you can access just about any of the honey holes. There have also been several big rainbows caught recently. As far as fly selection try unweighted woolies, scuds, egg pattterns, south platte brassies, and brown or black zebras. I’ve been using little bigger size on average with usually a 6x fluorocarbon tippet. Right now the fish seem so active that 7x hasn’t been working any better.
I went to the Norfork tailwater in Arkansas on sunday and had a great time there as well. We caught more fish by the dam, but our bigger fish were almost to the second island up from the handicap access. We did well there on red/gold and olive/gold zebras. The other things worth trying were scuds and the rusty midge. Rusty midge worked in the beginning but there interest died out fast. It’s always a thought if you have been getting an itch to travel somewhere.