Rain, thunderstorms, cold and then warm weather, it's a cornucopia forecast. The north growing season has been the best, the ferns along the river have already reached full term and are beginning to turn brown. Some Maple trees are kissed with red.
The trout are beginning their fall move in the river. It is their time of the year to procreate. The river temperatures are staying in the low 60s Fahrenheit. It is late season and the spawning Brook and Brown trout are vulnerable. Like the weather the trout activity is on again off again. Putting time in on the streams is what it takes for success. You can get lucky and hit it just right on a given day but if you fly fish a lot you won't have to depend on luck.
I have been using larger flies and landing those big breeders. It has been a great summer for trout fishing. The next 45 days are going to be fun. It is my favorite time of the year for quiet, secluded time on the river. Those lazy, crazy days of summer are almost gone.
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.