The past couple of days here up north have been absolutely beautiful! The foliage seems to just keep offering up amazing scenery. Typically our rivers and streams recede more slowly after rains this time of year but, after a good soaking last week, we are right back down to pretty darn low flows. This spike in air temps has all sorts of insect activity booming. I got home to an invasion of lady bugs yesterday which seemed to be crawling out of every nook and cranny! We're still picking away at the trout, and this spike in warm weather is just what trout anglers want this time of year as it gets the fishy mojo moving again. Typically our main stem river trout are moving into their slower, deeper wintering spots right about now, but 75-80 degrees when the norm is 55 will get those fish moving so take advantage and get out there! Princes, PT nymphs, copper johns and buggers have all been working. Not a bad time to be throwing some meat too. We have a fresh batch of GMT Fat Head Sculpins in the bins here, so swing by and grab a couple or we'll ship'em to you for just a buck!
Tomorrow we have a system coming into the region that could deliver up to a couple inches of rain and even more in certain locations, so we could see blown out rivers over the next several days to come.
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