Fishing Report for January, 2008

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Fishing Report

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.

Good luck

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Fishing Report

Hope you got a chance to get out and enjoy some fishing in the really nice warmer weather. Wind was an issue a few days, but it was hard not to give it a good effort when it was so warm out. Hardly any water ran also. Today is a new story, 3 generators were going first thing this morning, with it being backed down to 2 around 9 am and then 1 generator approx. at lunch time. Yesterday it ran a little.
When the water was off there has sure been quite a midge hatch going on. Stripping south platte brassies, cracklebacks, and even a tan elk hair caddis, was very productive. Other patterns have been WD-40’s, tungsten beaded midge, smaller black or olive woollies, and white micro jigs early in the morning.