Date Posted: October 05, 2010

It would be really hard to complain about the weather so far this fall.  This weekend on the river was jacket weather early and shirtsleeves by afternoon.  The water is low and clear and the fish are biting.  What more could a fly fisher ask for?

The blue wing olives are still coming off in the afternoons with a sprinkling of a few larger mayflies.  Midges are still plentiful in the mornings.  I've seen a few caddis but the fall caddis hatch hasn't really started but it could happen anytime.

The rainbows are really healthy now and the brown trout are beginning to get more active with browns being taken on almost every trip the last week.  I'm still taking fish on small flies:  size 20 midge pupas, size 16 sow bugs, size 18 copper johns and size 20 RS2.  With low, clear water the presentation is very important.  You might want to downsize your tippet if you're using 5x or heavier.

The generation is remaining the same except for today when they ran one generator for one hour starting at 6:00 am.  This caused about a one foot rise at the 110 bridge about 11:00 am.  This will happen when the morning temperatures increase the demand for electricity but should not be too often.  The late afternoon generation should remain the norm.

Good Fishing!!


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