Fishing Forecast 9-24 to 10-1‏

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“Don’t count the hours by the number of trout caught….Catch that day and hold on to it.” -Jack Denton Scott The next few weeks are some of the best of the season. When I imagine fishing nirvana the leaves are golden, the water is clear, and the sky is azure. I imagine the fall. In that day dream it matters not if I am catching fish, as long as I am there…with a chance. These are the days to catch. Silver Creek On sunny, pleasant days from about 10 till 12 there are a good number of Baetis mixed with the seasons … Read More

September 17th – 24th

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“Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish.” – Roderick L. Haig-Brown A river Never Sleeps Now is a great time to sneak away. In Fall the waters are in perfect shape and most of the other anglers have returned to work or school. Your favorite stretch of river is sure to be rested and devoid of anglers. The fish begin to feed again with a refreshed vitality, a sense that these are the final months before a long, cold winter. Sneak away for all the … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast September 10th – 17th

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“You can observe a lot just by watching.” Yogi Berra The next time you go the stream take pause and just watch. Don’t cast. Don’t fish blind; only fools rush in. September is a visual feast for the angler. The clarity of the air, the angle of the light, the colors of the flora all contribute to the mood. Narrow your focus. Watch for the glint of tiny wings against the blue sky and on the water. Follow one insect as it floats at the mercy of the current until it reveals a trout.  Keep your eyes fixed until the … Read More

September 3rd – 10th

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“To go fishing is the chance to wash one’s soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle-makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. And it is discipline in the equality of men – for all men are equal before fish.”- Herbert Hoover Thirty-one is spot on. In the Wood River Valley the air is … Read More