River Reports

August 21

 

The last half of August is upon us, and it'll definitely be to your advantage to take every opportunity to get out on the water.  Although the summer weather has been slightly tempermental lately, for the most part the temps are plenty warm for good fishing, and the cloud cover has provided some additional security to otherwise spooky, late-season, spring creek trout.

The terrestrial fishing is phenomenal right now.  The hoppers seem to be largely increased numbers over previous years, ants are plenty as well.  Tricos and Olives are staples each day right now, and can defintely provide some great opportunity on light tippets.  Cahills are still around, and reports of White Flies are coming in as well.  The waters are cool due to the cooler temps this summer, and all the snow from the winter, and the rivers have plenty of water for late season fishing.  Make sure to spend some time in the headwaters chasing brook trout this time of year...they are starting to put on their notable fall spawning colors already, and they are definitely one of the most beautiful species that swims.  If you aren't keen on your headwaters skills - stealth, technical casting, etc - let one of the boys take you on a Walk & Wade Adventure into the backcountry...it is a trip you will not soon forget!

The dark side of the moon is upon us and that means one thing - THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME!  Mousing will provide some of the best fish of the season over the next 2 weeks as the New Moon heads out of sight and creates frighteningly dark fishing...you know, the kind of dark that you can't see the back of your hand and every animal turns into a squatch after 11pm.  However, it's those nights that the bruisers come out to play, and eat furry mammals that dare venture into the river.  Explosive strikes, drag peeling brutes, and some beautifully large fish to hand are what make the night time fishing worth it!

We have received some new merch in the store this week - new FALL 2014 SIMMS products, and we will have some new salmon/steelhead gear heading in as well.  Stop on in and check it out!

Enjoy the beautiful late summer weather and get out on the river!

Cheers~

E

Boyne River

Flow: Normal
Water Condition/Visibility: Clear
Emergences in Order of Importance: Terrestrials; Caddis; Stones; Tricos; Cahills; Olives
Guides Choice Flies: Terrestrials; Cahills
Fish Species: Trout
Recommended Techniques: Dries

Jordan River

Flow: 163 cfs
Water Condition/Visibility: Clear
Emergences in Order of Importance: Terrestrials; Caddis; Stones; Tricos; Cahills; Olives
Guides Choice Flies: Terrestrials; Tricos; Cahills; Caddis
Fish Species: Trout
Recommended Techniques: Dries

Sturgeon River

Flow: 181 cfs
Water Condition/Visibility: Clear
Emergences in Order of Importance: Stoneflies
Guides Choice Flies: Stimulators; Cahills; Streamers; Nymphs; Mice
Fish Species: Trout
Recommended Techniques: Cahills; Stimulators; Nymphs; Mice