Fishing Report October 25
You know what they say? Time flies when you are having fun! So, besides rapidly screaming through the month of October, we are having a blast! Fishing has been off the charts, we have shared the water with awesome folks, and we have been straight up slammed! October has lived up to its hype this year once again! Heres 5 keys to success!
So whats the keys to success this late in the month? Let me tell you!
5 Keys To Success
1.) Find The Fish
It’s simple, you don’t want to waste your time probing fish-less water. However, you also do not want to skip over a good fish spot in the name of moving. Balance it out. We try to do more than one pass over a certain piece of water if we are finding success. First we cover it fast and see if we find some action, a follow, take, or fish! Second pass is where we methodically try to fish with a porpoise and make the most success on a spot. Occasionally we get them all on that first pass, but if we don’t see any action we move on.
2.) Fish Flashy
Sure, a good ol fashion Wooly Bugger will catch them, as well as a dull classic Clouser Minnow. Perhaps you are correct. However, you’re dull fly won’t be seen from 20′ away and have strikes from fish that you might miss without the glisten of flash. Likewise, skip the super realism of summer bait balls and go to a more searching pattern. Get the general profile of a baitfish and make that bad boy shine.
3.) Dress Warm!
No one likes being cold. With the fog we have been having and the general dampness of the air, make sure you stay warm. Check out Captain Mikes blog on some hfelpful ways to stay more comfortable. Let us know if you need us to bring an extra layer for you.
4.) Branch Out
Late fall and early winter is a great time to be on the water. The fish are plentiful and there are less crowds than summer time. Check out that spot on the map you have been wanting to explore. Shoot us a message and ask for some new spots you haven’t thought of. Maybe reach out to that buddy who you have wanted to fish with. You never know when you might strike gold with a spot!
Bring your guide chocolate tequila from Mexico! What the hell man, that stuff is crazy good. Sort of like a Mexican Chocolate milk. I can’t remember the name of the bottle, nor do I know spanish… I will call it the El’Buzzed El’Coco Cow. Yes, That does help the fishing. (For the record, I am not a big drinker, and I will absolutely not drink with you on the water…)
These are just some keys to success; However, we have said it from day one. Those having the most fun win at the game of fly fishing. I truly believe if you are in fact fishing; Meaning your fly is doing somewhat what it was designed to do in fishy water, if you are having a great time, you will catch fish. It’s proven day in and day out on my boat. It’s not about being the best, the most equipped with the latest gear (although we always are, thanks Sage Fly Fishing) or even having the most know how, its about fishing smart, and having fun. Cutthroat are honest fish. They are even more honest when the weather is cool and they are on their shallow hunting grounds.
The cool weather has the fish moved up in the shallows and hunting strongly this time of year. It’s a pretty spectacular time of year to get out there!