Turning Leaves – Rising Fish

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Synopsis It is remarkable how long the deciduous trees held their verdant color this year, but in the past few days the green summer foliage has finally been replaced with golden yellows. Now that it not only feels like autumn, but looks like it too, the local fishing will undoubtedly become less productive for anglers. The good news is that there are still some excellent fishing opportunities on our local waters as November slowly approaches Big Wood River The Big Wood (294cfs) is fishing relatively well, especially on warmer days and overcast afternoons. The star of the show is the … Read More

Warmth and Resurgence

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Synopsis With 18 inches of snow resting beautifully on top of Baldy, the panorama of the valley is breathtaking. Although this October has been chilly it appears that the upcoming week will offer some excellent windows for the fly fisherman. With temperature highs projected to reach the 60s, we should see an eruption of Baetis on most of our local waters. Midges will also come into play, giving anglers another strategy for connecting with a trout. Entomologically, afternoons are the most active time of day, but on the warmer days don’t be surprised to find fish on the surface before … Read More

Winter Arrives Early…Bundle Up!

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Synopsis The powerful winter-like storm system that deposited 18 inches of snow on top of Baldy may be a harbinger of a cold and wet winter, but fear not, fishing opportunities still exist! With our weekly highs projected into the 40’s, it is finally time to start reaching into your wet fly box for nymphs and pupae, rather than relying on your dries. There will be small windows of surface activity with Baetis present, but spotty. Expect the bulk of the trout hooked on the fly to be subsurface, at least until the weather breaks, if it does… Big Wood … Read More