Amazing week and awesome people.
It was an amazing week of beautiful weather, happy fish and a full week of guiding some great folks. It’s looking like the weather will stay very mild for most of the week then cool down a little for this coming weekend.
Brookie streams produced very well and should continue to do so on the warmer days this week. Presentation is more crucial then fly selection for these beautiful little treasures. If it floats high and natural, you have a very good chance of success. If for some reason they are not willing to come to the surface then I’d recommend dropping a caddis pupa, copper john or small black stonefly nymph behind your dry verses using a traditional strike indicator. With the water levels being low and clear for this time of year, traditional indicators may be to much and spook fish.
State stocked and private waters have been fishing well. There are plenty of fish however, with water levels low and clear the fish are very spooky. Long leaders, small flies and delicate casts will help put more fish in your net. Although the low and clear conditions can be technical and even frustrating at times, it’s also very rewarding and a great opportunity to be able to watch how fish respond to your cast and flies.
The Musky bite was very good this week. Five to the boat, eight eats and countless fish moved. During the low light of early morning big flies in natural colors produced well. During the high and bright light of the afternoon smaller flies in bright colors produced fish. It seems the state must have just done a shocking and tagging. We have caught countless numbers of fish on the floats we ran this past weekend and have never caught a tagged fish, three of the five we caught had tags.
Our ladies’ fly fishing classes/outings have been such a great success that we are planning some very exciting stuff for the future. Although, our next outing on March 11th is full please, feel free to call and get on the wait list and get signed up to receive information about up coming ladies’ events.