Fishing Report

Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 16, 2020

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 16, 2020

The rainbows that are being stocked in the larger streams throughout the state are feeding on large nymphs.  My favorite nymphs for this time of year are the Bitch Creek Nymph size 8, Murray's Skunk Road Kill Nymph size 8 and the Murray's Olive Strymph size 8.  These can be fished across stream, along the stream bottom with a slow twitching action or upstream dead drift.  All of the local stocked trout streams are clear and fishable.  Some have been stocked this October and some have not but I expect them to be stocking more area streams within the next...

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 16, 2020

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 16, 2020

The cold water prompts the large bass to choose feeding stations which give them some protection from the river currents. Usually you will catch the larger bass in the back eddies. These are Lazy Susans located below the heavy riffles on the side of the river with slow currents. They may range from 10 to 50 feet in diameter and from 3 feet deep to 8 feet deep.  This is the time of year that you don't catch as many bass but could catch the largest bass. There are many minnows in these eddies which the bass can easily feed...

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 8, 2020

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 8, 2020

The deep cuts and pockets below the riffles are excellent feeding stations in the stream levels that we have now. The DWR has started stocking streams throughout the state with mostly rainbows. These trout will be feeding on big minnows so using a Murray's Madtom Sculpin size 8, Spuddler size 8 and Murray's Heavy Chub Streamer size 8 will help you land some of these trout.  Fish these on a Classic 9ft 3X or 4X  leader. Make sure that you have your trout fishing license in addition to the freshwater license if you plan to fish the stocked areas.  Check...

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 8, 2020

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 8, 2020

The bass are holding in the deeper pools therefore I am switching to a Sink Tip Line on my 7-weight fly rod.  On this line the first 12 feet sinks at 2.5 to 3.5 ips.  I use my Fluorocarbon 6ft 2X leader with this line.  The deeper and the slower I can fish my streamers such as a Magnum Hog Sucker, Magnum Creek Chub or Magnum Darter size 4 the better success I will have.  I have some guys that even add a split shot about 6 inches above their fly such as an Olive Marauder or Pearl Marauder size...

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 1, 2020

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Smallmouth  Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report - October 1, 2020

Many large bass are attracted to the deep water at this time of the year. In order to catch these fish I have a good friend who floats the river, going from one deep hole to the next and skips the shallow water. He is very effective with this tactic.  Three of the most productive flies to use in this type water are the Magnum Hog Sucker size 4, Magnum Darter size 4, and Magnum Creek Chub size 4. Fish them as slowly and as deeply as you can. The water temperature has been in the 60's this week so...

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