We are on the edge of Fall. The Northern Jet Stream is slamming into the warm southern front bringing cold and moisture to our area. It has been a week of wild weather to say the least.
The Sturgeon has cleared up, the Pigeon still slightly silted and the Black a mess. For our Maple River, rain was not a problem for the lower stretches, but the upper Brook Trout water near Pleasantview area is slightly silted. All will likely muddy up following the current strong stroms.
Guided for a client of extreme talents on Wednesday, he netted 2 dozen Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout, with another 10 escaping the net. He fished barb-less, a challenge for any expert. The trout are there. Stealth, stealth, and more stealth, was his driving success factor and his ability to read the river didn't hurt. He was poetry in motion.
The upcoming weather looks very fish-able. There is some more hot weather this weekend, but not enough to damage the streams temperature following the rains. Water temperatures have been hovering around 62-64 degrees Fahrenheit.
All is in place as we close in on the Brook & Brown trout spawning season. With the resort and tourist season winding down my favorite time of the year is fast approaching. Quiet, cool Fall afternoons at my favorite fishing spots is coming. If you are one of the lucky year' round residents like me...Enjoy!
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.