You can really feel Fall in the air these last few days of summer and you can see it on the water both in the views and the fishing. The leaves are starting to change especially in the mountain surrounding the lodge and Palisades Reservoir, and the fish must be feeling it as well.
Terrestrial fishing has been very good, especially for the patient angler who’s willing and able to “let it soak” ie make sure their fly gets a long long drift. Trailing your favorite terrestrial with a small PMD emerger or bead head will double the amount of fish you catch. The PMD’s are waning and about to be replaced by BWO’s and Mahogany Duns especially if we get some cooler cloudy days. This means you better bring your A game to any riffle you decide to fish. The fish are there but they’ve been fished to all summer and have their PHD in PMD’s.
If you’re struggling to get the fish to come to the surface nymphing with two small bead heads or a rubber legs trailed by a bead head has been productive. And as usual with any low light scenario don’t be afraid to break out the streamer box and find a predator.
Hard to believe the waterfowl opener is just a few weeks away. We have a few spots left for “Cast and Blast” trips in October give us a call! 208.483.2222