Cooler temps, hot fishing
Summer is winding down, but the fishing is ramping up! We are now beginning to climb out of the dog days and make the turn to fall. This shift in temperature has a lot of anglers excited for what's around the corner, I know I am. We had our first reports of October caddis on the St. Joe River, plus the cool, rainy weather we had triggered bwo hatches on the local waterways. I would suspect mahogany duns to be making an appearance very soon as well.
This first part of September is always a mix of summer and the beginning of fall. Anglers should plan on hopper and ant activity still, but be prepared with fall insects in case you happen to time things right on the water.
A few steelhead reports from the Clearwater River in Idaho. Fish have been swung on the lower river, but not a lot. The Grande Ronde and Snake won't kick on for another couple weeks. With this year's return trending behind last year, anglers will have to work hard and put some time in to find fish. - Columbia River Steelhead Reports
Whether your game is dry fly fishing, trout spey, euro, bobber lobbing, or stripping streamers, fall is the time for all of those, and all have been productive!
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