fishing report summer/fall

It's that time of year again folks. Cool, crisp mornings, leaves are starting to turn, and the browns are starting to think about doing their dance. Before I get into the fishing, I just want to remind everyone to be careful where they are wading and boating. "Redds," or spawning beds, are pretty obvious spots in the river. Light circular patches at the top of shoals indicate a redd, where browns go to spawn. Please don't walk through them, and don't be another mouth breather that stands there tirelessly trying to "catch" a trout off of them. Let em' do their thing, you know you don't like to be interrupted. 

Now, off to the fishing. The bite has been very good this summer through the fall. Funky water flows have put a bit of a damper in the hopper bite, but big browns were still being caught on foam dries if you knew where to put them. Streamer fishing in the high water has been successful with the right anglers who are willing to put in the time and work to reap the benefits. It's been a summer full of double nymph rigs, midges reigning supreme, as they should on a tailwater loaded with them. Check out some of the photos from recent trips, and give me a shout if you have any questions!

Jack with a bruiser brown on a streamer in high water flows

Jack with a trophy Norfork rainbow

Pat Chase with a bruiser brown from the Fork

With such a crazy, busy fall, my boat for October has filled up, but I can still outfit you with one of the incredible guides that I am fortunate to work with. Just give me a call and let me try to fit you in! November dates are nearly booked, so if you're thinking about fishing next month, get in soon. Prime dates are almost gone!

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(870) 421-8960