Was glad I opted to wet wade even though it's already cooler up there...just not that much water that you are even getting into.
I was surprised nymphing wasn't more successful, but if I had to do it over again, I'd probably fish deeper in the couple runs. One challenge is the constantly changing depths....so an adjustable indicator would be better than hopper dropper.
Saw a couple caddis still coming off, and a decent amount of small mayflies and midges in the afternoon. I did have some good luck with a very small BWO on 6X in a couple of the very slow seams.
Beautiful up there now! ~ Tommy Lorden
Took a friend who did me a favor fishing on one my favorite fall properties to fish. We arrived around 8am(-3pm), 36 degrees, sunny and about 85 CFS so lower then normal. We only fished the bottom 1/4 mile, another group took the upper 1 3/4 miles above us. My friend had a good 30+ fish day that included Rainbows, Browns, Whitefish and even a Brookie or two. I mostly fished behind him and still did a good 18 fish. As usual, most were caught on Pat's Rubber Legs and a few on rainbow warriors and hairsears. Never had a bad day on this property. ~ George Schmidt
Good day on A-8 - Very cold in am but warmed up . Water fairly low and fish spooky. No real risers all day. Don't count fish but guess 15-18 total. Several on dropper under hopper. Green CJ and small midge. 10-15 inch most bow but couple of browns to 12"- Larger fish on lower section 7-8 bows 16-20" on egg sucking leach. nice hard fighting bows. Also one Pike at 24'- Missed a few larger bows and saw a ton of fish. As always on A8 stay as far away from bank as possible. ~ Bill J
Didn't really have the time I would have liked to have on this section. However, in 4hrs I caught 8 fish. Nothing over 16 inches. Dead drifting streamers through the holes is what worked for me. Green or Black wooly did the trick that day. I will return to that section. I am sure there are hogs in that creek/river. ~ Rod M.
I didn't get to this property until 10:30 AM, and only had 4hrs of fishing. The holes in this creek are awesome, and I am sure hold some big Browns. Dead drifting streamers did not work, and nothing worked for an hour. I was getting worried. I re-rigged with a nymph rig, and weight for the deeper holes. A Psycho Prince for some reason did the trick, drifted through the undercut banks was successful. Lots of snags, but worth it. Caught so many fish I lost count, but at least 20+. The largest was maybe 16 inches, but I know there are some hogs on this property. When I go Elk hunting in this area this year I will be back. I'm almost sure I can catch a 5 pound Brown in this stream. ~ R. Mathieu
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