Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Hunter Mountain Sports & Expeditions's Tip of the Week
The cooler fall temperatures along with ideal water levels have made fishing conditions very good. Now that the Brown trout are spawninge streamer flies would be a great option. A size # 8 black Woolley Bugger caught several nice Browns on recent outings.
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 9/27/23
Water levels are currently good, but rain is once again in the forecast. Monitoring the CFS before venturing out would be advised this week.
Techniques & Tips as of 9/27/23
Currently fishing conditions are still improving with top water activity becoming better. You may see a few feeding on the surface, but most are feeding just below the surface on the emerging nymphs. To be successful right now a dropper rig will be your best bet. Tie a small lightweight nymph about two feet below a stimulator fly for this rig. Our most successful combination as of late has been a size #12 stimulator dry with a size #16 Pheasant Tail nymph. Cast the combination upstream and allow it to drift well downstream. Just as the dry fly starts to swing at the end of the drift, slowly lift it up. This will bring the nymph up through the water column replicating a emerging nymph. Make sure to do this after every drift. More than half the strikes will be at the very end of the cycle.
Local Species Available Season Apri 1 - October 15
Trout and Small Mouth Bass
|CDC Emerging Caddis||Grey||#16|
|Indicator Parachute - Sulphur||Yellow||#14|
|Blue Wing Olive Parachute||Green||#18|
This Slate Drake fly is the ultimate Iso imitation.
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
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