The post season, restricted waters fly fishing is creeping along. A hard frost is a month over due. The lack of a hard frost makes the colors slow and not as vivid.
The trout? They have been inactive for what ever reason, who knows. The weather starts this week unseasonably warm but as the week progresses the temperature begins to fall along with the rain. With the big lake still warm we could be getting set up for big blow. If Canada sends a Nor' Westerner, with snow, it could be a dangerous storm.
Still there is a few days of hatches left...maybe! The Sturgeon, Pigeon, Black and Maple Rivers are in excellent shape. This past weeks rain brought them up slightly and they will continue to rise into November.
Pick your days with warm afternoons for hatches (go dry fly) or if no hatches, streamers if the weather cools down.
For those of us who are summer soldiers the season is fading fast. The hard core fly fishing angler still has the salmon runs to fish. It is quite a different challenge as Kings (Chinook) are an unbelievable fighters. It is fun to watch them interact in a most aggressive way.
The color season will peak this week and the North has so many outdoor activities in which to enjoy it. You might want to take advantage of the mild weather before the fly fishing equipment is relegated to 6 months in the closet. Where did the summer go...?
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.