Fishing Report 9/25


  It’s sun versus cloud time. Sunny weather brings out the tricos ad hoppers. Clouds and rain bring out the Mahoganies, BWO’s and Hecubas. October caddis are active as well.  Don’t be afraid to run a longer, finer leader in the low, clear water. The bigger fish are starting to move more, and are susceptible to a well placed streamer. Small droppers are working well if the surface action isn’t what you’re looking for


While the tricos hatch, or the BWO’s and Mahoganies, we’re waiting for the streamer fishing to really get hot. Maybe a few more cold nights will jumpstart the big fish eating little fish cycle. As always, the hatches are localized, but when you find them, they’re good.  October caddis are starting to appear in numbers, which is always fun. The inner tubers are mostly gone, so the lower section is back and fishing well.

Clark Fork

Starting to round into shape. Fish are podding up, and focusing on the hatches. Be ready for hatch overlap, where a double dry rig will let you double your chances during multiple hatches. We’re seeing tricos in the sun, BWO’s, Mahoganies and Hecubas in the clouds. Not as much streamer fishing yet, but for the intrepid big fly thrower, the biggest fish are looking. It just won’t be veryt hot at the moment. Small and medium size droppers are working, including the rubberlegs. Fishing well right now.

Rock Creek

Like all the other rivers, tricos in the sun, BWO’s and Mahoganies in the clouds. October Caddis are being seen, but not as many as we hoped. That will change rapidly. Bigger fish are moving out of their summer lies, and becoming more accessible. Fishing well along the length. Again, the window of opportunity is shrinking. You can safely start fishing later and ending earlier without missing much. Make sure you have your nymphs. Still great nymphing up here.

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