Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pooling up and Staging Salmon/Dry Fly Trout action at prime time...rain needed and coming

Indian summer( sorry native americans for the profiling :(.....still allowed us to experience another non- summer of wet and cold conditions until it showed up in the last few weeks! Not great for all those back at school and had vacations that were freezing and rainy all summer.

Here is the updates:
Pacific Salmon-Chinooks/Kings



Kings are schooling up in the pools on the Muskegon and P.M. where we could swing flies for them traditional west coast 'comet/boss" style- 'rivers of a lost coast'. The fresh rains will bring up more. The Manistee by a reliable source is fishing very,very slow and the heat and low water didn't help matters.
http://www.riversofalostcoast.com/index.php/trailer/viewing_options/

COHO SALMON
The nice batch of playful fresh dime silver cohos that blew through last week are gone....they dropped the water levels and most are probably pent up in the fish ladders looking for oxygen from the mini heat wave or dropped back to the lake. The cold front and heavy rains this weekend will change everything and it will be "game on" next week!
SUMMER SKAMANIA STEELHEAD

Still a ton of fish yet to come in due to the wacky summer weather and winter freeze up.

ATLANTICS 
Starting to stage in depths in Lake Huron- This will be the tell tale year if the salar experiment worked or failed for the Au Sable and other rivers there. Also getting closer in Torch .

DRY FLY TROUT
This is by far the best time of year for us! Blue winged olives, cahill's, Heptagenia hebe, tricos, flying ants , Isonychia, midges, caddis greens/cinnamons , midges, white caddis have the trout chowing down on the surface big time! They are ultra selective and long 6-7x leaders and a stealthy selective approach can bring some beauties to the net- I love this stuff! Also night mousing and streamers are satisfying the big browns pre- spawn appetite driven aggressive tendency. This is a great time to get those beauty brown trout pictures with the spotting and orange/mocha bellies and kypes. 
( Johnny JGM Image)- Steno Canadenses - Cahill

EVENTS
I f we dont have to build an ark from the drama rain/cold front this weekend ,I'll be doing my Selectivity Clinic on Paint Creek Sunday- also at the Paint Creek Fly Show Saturday at Nomad booth.