Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall report- October at its best!

Drew Cosby enjoying the fall action in JH.

Just as it appeared winter conditions were rushing in two weeks ago the weather turned back to a warm pattern that keeps the trout of our area looking up, in fact hoppers and attractors are still getting some attention on the Snake River. In my opinion when these conditions unfold it is the best window for an angler throughout the entire year with nice sized trout feeding on the surface among snow capped peaks and no crowds whatsoever.
To JH Legends, Tom Montgomery & Paul Bruun elated with the trout of autumn.

Obviously no fall report would be complete without mention of brown trout. For the determined rewards do await and sometimes you can score big. Pre & post spawn trout can be aggressive and streamer fishing can be every much as gratifying as a good day fishing dries, your numbers are generally less but the anticipation of the big grab is exciting. Be aware the fish are spawning and never wade in shallow redds.
Henry & Susan Cadwalader super psyched in Western Wyoming... great to see a mother & son fishing combination!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fly Fishing Report-10/2/2011

To make up for a nasty spring the start to autumn has been more like mid summer here in Jackson Hole with most afternoons nearing 80! Our fall foliage is right on time as mornings start a bit cool and as the day quickly warms so does the fishing, peaking around noon and slowing after about 2pm considerably. This combination makes for some of the most pleasant and enjoyable conditions imaginable, a true delight fishing among the Tetons in late September.
The Snake River is in its top condition of the entire season and as river flows drop next week look for the action to pick up as trout drop out of side channels and main river channels slow enough to present smaller dries to the pods of cutthroats. BWO's & mahogany duns will be common on cloudy days and as this Indian Summer holds on ants and hoppers will still move some trout on the grassy banks.
Mira & Mayce showing off what the ladies can do, nice September Cutties!