November 19th, 2019
The weather has been just perfect for late fall fishing. Water levels have been a tad lower than normal, but are still very conducive to fishing. Delayed Harvest streams are all stocked up and fishing well, and lower elevation wild trout streams are still productive
Water levels are near perfect on the Davidson. There have been some hatches of small caddis and midges in the afternoons, and the water levels are still good for those who want to go toss some streamers. The Brown Trout are spawning, so anglers should avoid targeting fish in shallow areas, and tails of pools. It is also important to avoid their redds/beds, when wading between spots.
Wild trout fishing will slow down with the cooler weather. Plan on nymphing plunge pools and deep pockets until the afternoon sun warms things up. Smaller flies will make a big differece for those fishing road side attractions.
DH Streams are stocked up for November, and have been fishing well. Nymphing is the name of the game for numbers, but streamer fishing can produce some larger fish. As the water gets colder, and the fish become more pressured, smaller flies, and tippets, will be the key to success.
Now that cool weather has come back for the year, this is the time to get out and look for toothy critters. Big flies, and lots of casting, are what it takes to make the magic happen. We offer half day Musky floats through March, for those who are curious about what it is like to hunt the big fish.
Flies to Try
Squirmy Worm 12-16, Sucker Spawn 12-14, Cream Midge 22-26, Elk Hair Caddis 18-22, Lightning Bug 16-18, Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail 18-20, Tungsten Death Metal 18-20, Tungsten Parrott 16-18, Rainbow Warrior 16-20, Memory Maker 16-18, Trip Saver 14-16, Girdle Bug 8-12, Yuba Pupa 14-16, Zebra Midge 18-20, RS2 20-22, Wooly Bugger 6-10, Slumpbuster 6-10