Date Posted: October 26, 2017

I went to New York City last week and all I caught was a cold.  Needless to say I didn’t fish much.  It was a nice visit with my son and now back to fishing.
The river remains low, clear and the fly selection remains about the same.  Sow bugs, small emergers and midge pupas seem to be the best choices.  Small wooly buggers are also taking a few fish.
The browns are beginning to move with the females carrying eggs.  More rainbows than browns are moving on the shoals.  Maybe the cooler weather forecast for the next few days will get things going.  The browns are more in the staging areas they use before spawning on the shoals.  These usually are deeper holes above or below the shallow spawning areas.
Please, start looking for redds on the shoals and avoid wading thru these areas. Redds will appear as clean, polished areas on the gravel bottom. Disturbing the eggs destroys a lot of brown trout since these eggs will not hatch.

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton

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