The last few days have been so fine, I suspect we are nearing the last of the season… Leaves have fallen, and birds have flown. The nights are chilly and we have frosty/foggy dawns. But days were beautiful and warm.
The fishing is slower but steady, lower water temps (40-43 deg.). This means fewer chases on streamers.
Nymphing is the best bet, but a fish may rise as well.
It’s a good time to fish dries, just don’t crowd them too much. I think fish chant “Small is safe” most of the time up here. In Winter, they really don’t have much choice. The smallest of the local Baetis, a dark sz20.
A BWO sz18 is a good possibility if cloudy. An outbreak of Winter stones has started sz18.
The midges are rampant, and work well….sz20-22-24. Some light, some dark. Believe it or not, you can use 3x with sz 20 midges, no really….
Far less fishing pressure now……But that doesn’t mean it stops or that fish forget…. As always, bring your game and get a drift. A day or so of snow/flurries, then a bit more nice weather.
See you out there…..