You blink and all of the sudden it’s September. How did that happen? The weather this week has felt more like August and the fishing is still so good it feels like July, but September weather is on the horizon and even better fishing ahead. Let’s dive in to this weeks fishing report.
Flows have been stable out of Palisades now for nearly a month. Stable flows have played a large roll in the consistency of the fishing. Our guides and guests are catching fish on a variety of Terrestrials, PMD’s, Caddis, and nymphs. The fish have been getting fished to all summer so they are getting smarter; smaller flies, nymphs, and good presentations are necessary to be successful. I floated on Labor Day, and in the afternoon, after a slow stretch of dry fly fishing, we changed our luck by fishing two small bead heads under an indicator. With rain and cooler temperatures forecasted starting tomorrow and through next week we should see our first round of Blue Winged Olives (B.W.O’s) and Mahogany Duns as well as a jumpstart with the PMD’s. The change in weather will also be a good time to break out some streamers.
Our guests have had excellent fishing on Palisades Reservoir with our lake guru Larry. A 1/2 day afternoon with Larry and his pontoon boat is a great way to get all your friends and family into some fish.
The fly shop is open daily and we are having a huge SALE, clothing, gear, and equipment is on sale from 50% – 75% OFF. Come by the shop while the selection is good!
Thanks for reading this week’s report and if you need up to the minute info give us a call 208.483.2222.