Now that my guiding season is over, I have some time to chase trout. We’ve had a great fall with beautiful weather, really nice colors in the mountains, and good fishing. This pretty brown trout here came from the East River today. Very pretty wild fish.
After some cold, wet weather, the rivers came up and were a little off-color. This can sometimes make for a fun day of streamer fishing. Jon and Diane did great moving streamers through the pockets and picking up some really nice wild trout.
We’ve had a really good BWO hatch on the rivers this month. The fall BWO is small (about a size 22 or so), so it can be a challenge to fish. But Jon and Diane did great yesterday catching some very nice trout on small dry flies.
The calendar tells me it’s still summer, but the early morning chill and golden leaves tell me otherwise. It was a beautiful early fall day on the river today. We had to work the river pretty hard, but Rich caught some good wild trout, including this nice brown here of nearly 18 inches.