11/6/19: The river is now down to the normal winter flow with 20 cfs coming out of the reservoir. The low flows force the fish to concentrate in the deep water and can actually make the fishing quite good. You will find a few fish feeding on midges and small BWO's on top otherwise try nymphing for the best action. The streamer fishing is ok but not red hot. This is also the time of year to watch where you're walking and avoid wading through redds.
RECOMMENDED FLIES: Duracell 16-18, Frenchie 16-18, Blowtorch 16-18, Sexy Walt 14-18, Red Dart 14-18, Glo Bug 14-16, Beads 6-8mm, W.D.'s 20-22, Juju Midge 18-22, Rainbow Warrior 18-20, Diving Baetis 20-22, Soft Hackle 18-20, Darth Baetis 18-20, English P.T. 20-22, JuJu Baetis 18-20, Tailwater Tiny 20-22, Autumn Splendor 6-8, Baby Gonga 8, Sculpzilla 6-10, MOAL 6-10, Zuddler 6-12.
11/6/19: Same as upper river.
RECOMMENDED FLIES: Zebra Midge 18-22, W.D.'s 18-22, Juju Midge 18-22, Glo Bug 14-16, Beads 6-8mm, Squirmy Wormy 10-12, Rubberlegs 10-12, Mercer's Poxyback Baetis 18-20, Micro Mayfly 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-20, Darth Baetis 18-20, Baby Gonga 8-10, MOAL 8-10, Sculpzilla Jr 10-12, Zuddler 8-10.
11/6/19: Fishing on the pond is over for the season. We'll see you out there this Spring!
11/6/19: The creek continues to fish well, especially at the Interpretive Site. The trout are eating midges, Tricos, Caddis and BWO's depending on the time of day with lots of fish looking up! Mornings have been all about Tricos and midges with the Baetis and caddis showing up in the early afternoon. Try to pick and cast to specific fish with a drag free presentation and you'll get plenty of eats.
RECOMMENDED FLIES: W.D.'s 18-22, Juju Midge 18-22, Juju Baetis 20-22, BTS 20-22, CDC Baetis Emerger 20-22, Loopwing Baetis Emerger 20-22, Sprout Midge 18-22, Parachute Caddis 20-22, Hot Creek Caddis 20-22, Missing Link 18-20, Organza Trico 20-22, Sprout Trico 20-22, BWO Sparkle Dun 20-22, Bivisible Dun 20-22, Parachute Adams 20-22.
11/6/19: The road is closed for the season.
11/6/19: The Upper river is fishing well with plenty of lake fish in the system. Try fishing nymphs and streamers for shots at some of the bigger fish and be sure to cover lots of water. The water below the monument has been getting a ton of pressure but it's also holding some big fish. Remember, the lower stretch closes 11/15. If you're into dry flies there are still fish feeding up top although these tend to be dinks.
RECOMMENDED FLIES: Squirmy Wormy 10-12, Beads 6mm-8mm, Glo Bug 14-16, Micro Mayfly 16-20, Bird's Nest 16-20, Juju Baetis 18-20, E/C Caddis 18-20, Parachute Caddis 18-20, Parachute Adams 18-20, Sparkle Dun 18-20, Meat Whistle 6-8, Double Bunny 6-8, Autumn Splendor 6-10, Baby Gonga 8, Barely Legal 2.
11/9/19: Quite possibly the best fishing in the area! Of course, the fish aren't the biggest but the numbers are out of sight. The lower river is finally starting to drop and the fishing is excellent with most of the action happening in the first mile below PVR. Depending on the time of day you'll find trout eating Tricos, caddis, midges, and BWO's. We expect the fishing to only get better as the flows continue to drop this fall.
RECOMMENDED FLIES: Frenchie 12-16, Sexy Walt 12-14, Duracell 12-16, Perdigon 16-18, Rainbow Warrior 14-18, Tungsten Surveyor 14-16, Disco Midge 18-20, Juju Midge 18-22, W.D's 18-22, Zebra Midge 18-22, BTS 18-20, Radiation Baetis 18-20, Micro Mayfly 18-20, CDC Loopwing Emerger 18-20, Graphic Caddis 18-20, Fox's Poopah 16-20, Bird's Nest 16-18, Deep Sparkle Pupae 16-18.