Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Hunter Mountain Sports & Expeditions's Tip of the Week
The rivers are finally lowering and clearing after recent heavy rains. Conditions are now very similar to spring with most fish hugging the bottom. Break out the heavy nymphs and streamer flies to get down to where the fish are. As conditions continue to improve we should see fish start to feed on top once again.
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5-Day Outlook as of 9/14/21
This week will be great early fall fishing with daytime temperatures in the middle seventies and nights dropping into the lower fifties. Water levels are should continue to stabilize. We should have a very productive fall season.
Techniques & Tips as of 9/14/21
Most hatches now have become less frequent so terrestrials are now a main source of food. With higher than normal water conditions the top water feeding is limited. A few fish are feeding on top, but most are feeding just below the surface. You best bet right now is to use a dropper rig to cover all feeding zones. Tie a small nymph about sixteen inches underneath a larger size hopper pattern for the best results. Target shaded and undercut banks that have decent depth. Be sure to change your bottom fly occasionally if the results are not satisfactory. A drowned ant pattern is working very well right now.
Current Conditions as of 9/14/21This week will be great early fall fishing with daytime temperatures in the middle seventies and nights dropping into the lower fifties. Water levels are should continue to stabilize. We should have a very productive fall season.
Local Species Available Season Apri 1 - October 15
Trout and Small Mouth Bass
|Adams Parachute Dry Fly||Grey||#14|
|Blue Winged Olive||Green||#18|
|Elk Wing Caddis||Tan||#14|
|Bead Head Prince||Green||#14|
|Schroeder's Parachute Hopper||Brown||#10|
Adams Parachute Dry Fly
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Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 8' 6" Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Class V Sink Tip Fly Line