Fly Fishing Reports

Rocky Ford is FULL of fish

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Rocky Ford Creek is full of water and fish right now. It is REALLY FULL of fish. Darc and Matt got a chance to fish together on the creek and were rewarded with some of the best fishing either of them had seen in years. It's the norm right now for fly fishers of all levels to catch fish. Moderately experienced anglers have been reporting 20+ fish per day when they stop into the shop. Matt stopped counting fish early in the day, but he is guessing between 50 and 75 fish landed between first light and 2pm. Lots of smaller fish around, but the big guys are active too.   Read More . . .

Lake Lenore

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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Opening Day Steelhead on the Methow

Thursday, October 09, 2014

What a day!  Opening day has been good to me the last couple of years.  I started out fishing one of my favorite runs swinging a hoh-bo spey.  Not a single bump.  Continued fishing the swing until about 1pm.  Finally decided to check out the Miller Hole to see if anyone there was catching fish.  Saw a fisherman hook up and very few other fishermen around, so I grabbed the spey and the nymph rod and walked down.   Read More . . .

Streamers. BIG FISH EATING STREAMERS

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Had one of our 2 hour special guide trips to Rocky Ford last night.  I was lucky enough to witness my client (JW) catch the 2 largest consecutive trout I've ever seen there.  Fish #1 was 26-27" and fish #2 was 27-28".  They were chasing big olive streamers.  Sheila Sculpins (probably my favorite streamer for both Rocky Ford and local lakes) moved quickly through the water were getting the fish really excited.  REALLY EXCITED.  We're talking v-wakes coming from across the creek to charge your fly.  Fun fishing.  If you run into low light conditions, lots of clouds or early morning and late evening, it's definitely time to toss big streamers.    Read More . . .

It's HOT

Friday, August 01, 2014
Finally getting back into the swing of things after my son was born.  It's not great human weather at the moment with a long streak of 100+ degrees and very little wind.  Carp fishing should be amazing now and Grimes should have fish concentrated on the springs.  I'm planning on getting out to fish next week and will report my findings.

Nearing end of lowland lake spring season

Friday, May 30, 2014
There's plenty of fish to be had still, but the water temps are warming to the point where we only have a couple weeks left in the spring trout season.  Best bets would still be Lenice, Nunnally, Dry Falls, Park, and Blue Lakes.  Bass fishing is good to great on topwater in early morning and late evenings.  Carp action will pick up soon.  Then there is the summer trout fishery on Grimes Lake that opens June 1.  The big Lahontan Cutthroat in Grimes are a lot of fun, you can sight fish to them, and they can reach 30" in length.  Call the shop for more info.

369,000 Steelhead to Sprague!

Sunday, May 25, 2014
If survival rates are anything better than 50%, Sprague could be the best fishing in the region this fall and next spring.

Warming Air

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Rocky Ford almost always fishes well.  This is the time of year that we start to hear about "picky fish."  Eggs and scuds will consistently pick up fish still, but it's time to think about small hoppers and beetles too.  In low light hours, BIG streamers are really fun.  Midges and possibly some tricos will be out too.

Algae

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Stopped by Quail and a big algae bloom has the fishing all but shut down for the time being.  The algae could clear out just as quickly as it formed.  We'll check the lake again next week.

Bass on the Surface

Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Great topwater action last night just before dark.  Most shallow lakes in the area that have bass are warm enough for fly anglers to start targeting them.  Stan Coffin produced very good results on any popper we used.  Action was best from an hour before sunset until we couldn't see the fly anymore.