Fall is Here!
Low water continues to prevail but for how long?
In this weeks report, we discuss low water nymphing tactics and what the coming weeks of gloomy forecast could hold in store.
With little to no rain throughout the area over the last couple of weeks, generation schedules continue to remain near minimum flows with a 3 - 5 hour push of water in the afternoons. However, we could be in for sudden change.
Nymphing through the morning low flows and into the early afternoon rise has been very productive, especially for the rainbows. The browns have been hard to find but occasionally show themselves on that early afternoon rise. Productive patterns have been Ruby midges ,
Rootbeer midges, pheasant tails in sizes 14 - 18, and pink or white mega worms.
We were fortunate enough to pick up a few last minute, chunky browns on hoppers last week during the late afternoon high water but unfortunately, that seems to have come and gone.
Now, with a fair bit of rain predicted for next week, we might be seeing the last of minimum flows this weekend for some time. The good news is that with the rain, some cooler temps should almost definitely follow. And with those cooler temps, the brown trout should start to fall into those prespawn feeding habits and staging areas.
Keep an eye on the up coming weeks for more info as we transition into the fall.
Stay safe and tight lines from your friends at Ozark Fly CO!