Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Orvis Milwaukee's Tip of the Week
Levels steady at about 70CFS. The river has been still fishing well for smallies and the Kings have begun to move in bit by bit. Fish are still isolated in deeper pockets. Highs will be much milder this week so the heat will be less of a factor and the water temps will cool a bit. Salmon in the harbors will be a factor in a couple weeks.
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5-Day Outlook as of 10/2/23
Check www.noaa.gov or your local weather for more updates. After an unseasonal warming trend over the weekend, temps steadily fall off throughout the week with lows dipping in to the low 40s and even upper 30s by the end of next weekend. No substantial rain in the foreseeable future.
Techniques & Tips as of 10/2/23
With Kings in the river, it's time to bust out egg patters, egg sucking leeches and nymph rigs, swing flies through the seams with fluoro leaders on floating lines. Smallies and pike will still be eating streamers through the end of the month.
Local Species Available Spring and Fall
Chinook / Coho Salmon
Lake Run Brown Trout
|Meg A Egg Sucking Leech||All Colors||2|
|Senyo's AI Intruder||All Colors||4|
|Kauffman's Stone||Black, Brown||8,10,12|
|Hot Cone Woolly Bugger||Black, Olive||4,6,8|
|Skiddish Smolt||White, Olive||4|
|Trash Can Streamer||White, Olive||6|
Meg A Egg Sucking Leech
An effective imitation of a leech and egg, perfect for salmon and steelhead fly fishing.
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
8-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
Salmon/Steelhead WF Fly Line