Friday, November 30, 2012

Late Fall Fishing

Conditions have changed! Temperatures have dropped and so have the number of fish you see rising to the surface. Fish have been spawning and have slowed down on feeding.
Doesn't mean we have stopped fishing and hasn't given us a reason to stop fishing on top. Dry or Die! People look at us like we are crazy for still fishing dry flies, but it is what we love. Seeing a fish spot and rise for your fly is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have.
We have seen the size of flies and the number of fish drop. Our fish count has gone from 20-30 which we were catching in September and through October, to 2-3 like we are seeing these days.
We were lucky enough to make it to the river a few times this Thanksgiving Break. The fishing was slow but the weather and life around us was beautiful.
Conditions have changed, but the love for my newly found sport has not.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Some delayed photos from the fall trip on the Green, I have a couple of underwater videos of releasing some bows that I will try and post later on. These were taken by my buddy Eli Koles, he is one hell of a guide, if you are ever up on the green and want to take a float trip and get in to lots of fish book with Eli through Western Rivers!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Winter is here!

As the temperature drops and the snow falls the traffic on the river has decreased exponentially! So has the size of flies we have been using. With the drastic change in the weather many of the hatches have ended for the season.
Early in the summer we were using big hoppers and size 16 dry flies. Recently we have been dropping down as small as size 20-22. These flies are getting extremely difficult to spot, which lead to us having a few monsters get away from us last weekend.
Winter is often a time when anglers avoid the cold weather and stay inside tying flies and watching videos dreaming of catching the big one. We intend on taking advantage of this and hitting holes that are usually over crowded.
We had big plans on fishing this past weekend after the large snow fall, however the roads were too nasty to make the trek up the mountains. Its going to be a long week of wondering what the river is like and trying to stay focussed on school and work.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Snowy day of lookin up fishing videos, this one is pretty hilarious if you haven't already seen it, enjoy!
Tons of snow flying outside.... but fishin still on the mind!