The Fly Report: October
The nights are getting longer and cooler, and we are starting to see fish going into their fall patterns, and fishing is getting better by the day.
The Trico hatch is trailing off, they are still out, but not in the numbers we were seeing a few weeks ago. Hoppers will still produce midafternoon, but once again, not as well as they did a few weeks ago.
We are starting to see more Blue Winged Olives out on the river, especially on a cool overcast day, and with rain in the forecast, they are sure to be a prevalent hatch.
A few Mahogany Mayflies out and about, starting to see more every day. Big fish are coming up and eating Mahoganies daily!
The streamer bite is starting to pick up, with lots of big fish coming out to play as the browns get ready to spawn.
With our public stretch of the Yampa still closed due to low flows, we are limited to the Stagecoach Tailwaters and Sarvis Creek for fishing the Yampa. Even with low flows, the fishing is still great!
The lakes are cooling off, Steamboat Lake has been producing some large fish on Wooly Buggers and Leeches. Stagecoach has been fishing well as are all high mountain lakes.
Stop on by the shop for some help with selecting the right flies and finding a place to get on the water!