I hit up the usual Wilson Bridge stretch today and caught six. Those landed were in the 12-16″ range. I also lost two donkeys after they made big runs. Most of the action was on either a Higa’s SOS or the zebra midge trailer. I found a couple of risers later in the afternoon and managed to fool one on a Griffith’s gnat variation. 17° when I started, 29° when I got back to the car. The snow had a nice hard crust, so no post-holing which made for easy walking.
Deep snow along a side channel.
Biggest of the day.
Took the #20 zebra midge trailer.
The Wilson Bridge stretch was the destination again this weekend. I started out nymphing and caught two and lost three. The two landed were the biggest of the day. About a mile upstream I found some risers and caught five more on a Griffith’s gnat. The biggest on a dry was 16″. There was a lot more floating ice than last week.
Another fine January day on the water.
Fell for a #16 copper John.
Landed on the second cast of the day.
I hit up the Wilson Bridge stretch today and caught the biggest cutthroat I have managed so far. Six cuttys and one whitefish were landed. Most of the action was on a #16 copper John, though the biggest took the #20 zebra midge trailer. 17° when I started; 26° when I got back. Not bad for mid-January.
Blue skies reflected in a side channel.
A lanky cutthroat.
Biggest fish on the smallest fly. Pardon the water on the lens.
I hit up the Blacktail stretch this afternoon. No bugs and no risers, which means no dries. Instead I caught two on a white streamer of some kind. Lost two others, one of which felt huge, and likely missed a couple more. Breezy with temps in the upper-30s.
Fishing with a view.
Not caught on a dry fly, but a nice fish nonetheless.
I wanted to see if I could catch any of the good fish I missed/lost last week, so I hit up the South Park stretch again. The hatch wasn’t as strong, but there were some risers nonetheless. I caught two, the biggest of which I hooked last week, on BWO patterns. I lost and missed two other good fish, and didn’t get a good hook set on what felt like a donkey. Perfect weather for November.
Perfect November weather continues.
Lost last weekend, landed this week.
South Park was today’s destination, and there was a good BWO hatch. I caught around eight fish and managed to miss/lose a bunch more. Of course the three biggest were ones I lost. Most of the action was on a small parachute Adams. Sunny and mid-40s, which is very nice for November.
Perfect November weather.
November dry fly action.