Another week of excellent weather. No snow, blue skies and temperatures in the mid 40's. But tonight it is all supposed to change for the next week to marginally lower temperatures and snow until next weekend. It looked perfect this evening, so lets see what blows in tonight.
So if it snows next week and you are up here to ski, the conditions will be great. If you are here to fish, rug up for the cold and wet.
The higher flows seem to have affected the hatches for the moment. There have been very few days with good hatches over the past week in perfect conditions. The fish are on the redds and even when no on the redds tending to stack up and behaving as though they are going to spawn. Strange this time of year but given it has been so warm and the flows have been higher perhaps it has all conspired to knock things off their cycle for the moment. Over the past week most of the better fishing was with eggs.
The forecast is for colder snowy weather. This is more seasonal for this time of year so it will be interesting to see what it does to the hatches or whether it is just the higher flow.
Recommended Flies:Use eggs, midges and BWO's.
For mysis at the dam use Mike's Mysis. epoxy mysis, and BUV mysis.
The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try Wilson's Reverse Candy Cane #20, red and black chironocones #20, nick's larva in miracle pink, olive, and purple back, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, rainbow warriors, black polywings #18 - #22 and bling midges # 18 - #22.
In addition try dry patterns such as the z-wing real midge, black cdc midge and any similar dry black and gray patterns in sizes from #20 through to #26.
The browns are on the redds now so fish below for the rainbows taking the eggs drifting downstream.
Current Flow: near Emma - Frozen (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The coming week promises some comfortable weather so there will be a good opportunity to get out onto the Fork in the next week.
Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Use either attractor patterns down deep. Alternatively stoneflies with eggs or baetis.
In the coming week with the prediction of temperatures in the mid 40's there will the opportunity to get out on the river in the widers sections.
Recommended Flies: Generally the way to go is nymphing with small baetis, the FPA sparkle baetis, sparkle rs2's and biot emergers. For stonefly nymphs use the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher, rubberleg patterns such as Mike's BTB Coffee/Black and the Halloween Speckled Girdle Bug, with midges, eggs, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.