Fall River Update

Fall River Update

The Fall River has had an infusion of fish for the first time since the October. At both the “Tubes” and Campground. The majority of these fish are big. There are hopes that as these fish eventually spread out and make babies. For now, they are podded up in the usual spots. But all through the system fish you can find fish. On recent trips we’ve been both above and below the campground. Mid-day we’ve seen some decent Blue-Winged Olive activity. The #20 Thorax BWO fooled fish during the hatch. There was also some caddis around. When the bugs weren’t on the surface some fish were fooled with dry-dropper rigs. A little Chubby was used with a big nymph to get their attention and a small BWO nymph. A Pheasant Tail tied on a scud hook or a Super Sinker in Brown #18 will get some. If that doesn’t work, try your smallest Jimmy Legs. Some of these fish are still pretty opportunistic. Down around the “Tubes”, aside from the fresh fish, we’ve found a lot of fish spread out in the “S” Bends upstream. These are fish that have been in the river a while and have become difficult to fool. Being there for the hatch is your best bet. This has been anywhere from 11:30-2:30. Cloudy days are better, but on a recent sunny day the little bug hatched for an hour and a half or so and a bunch of nice fish were feeding regularly. In other words, it was just what you hope for on a spring creek! In non-hatch conditions, you’ll have to get a little “dirty” with buggers, heavy leeches, glo-bugs, etc. The fish just don’t move for anything else. You will need 6x for the dry fly. We’ve heard of people going down to 7x!
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