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Blacksmith Fork River

The bugs are everywhere! Salmon Flies, Yellow Sallies, BWOs, all over the place. So cool seeing the river come to life as Spring settles in. It is a great time to fish and if you have friends that want to try, bring them. This is a great time to show a beginner fly-fishing, with the fish gorging themselves.

Dry Fly-Fishing

Salmon flies, Yellow Sallies, BWOs are all over the river. And, all over you! I went to adjust my hat a few times yesterday and had some friends getting comfortable on the brim of my hat. Also, before you leave the river from fishing, check your gear. There might be some Salmon Fly hitch hikers that want to come home with you.

Now to the bugs, Chubbies and Sofa Pillows have been working well. We have had luck with size 4-6 Chubbies and Sofa Pillows. With BWOs out and about, as well as Yellow Sallies, a smaller dry rig would be great too. I would run both a Sally and a BWO on a tandem rig.

The last few days, the top water bite was slow for me in the evening. If that is the case for you too, hit them with the Pats.

Nymph Fishing

Nymphing has been very productive over the week. When the top water is working, its non stop. I have waded through some sections where Salmon flies are present but the fish wont hit my big ugly bug on top. Once I switched over to the Pats Rubber leg, my line finally was tight again. Fish are targeting Stone Flies heavily right now. Having a Stone Fly Nymph imitation is a must!

With Yellow Sallies and Salmon Flies out, size of Rubber Leg isn’t too important. I have had a lot of fun with a size 6 Rubber leg. I am dropping it below a trusty San Juan. A size 2 or 4 would be fun to try. Don’t be afraid to go big! The fish are feasting and you will know when you see their fat bellies. They are not skipping any Stone Fly that passes their mouth right now.

Summary

The fishing on the Blacksmith is great! The river is coming to life and bugs are everywhere. The fish are keying in on Stone Flies heavily. The last few days, the Salmon Flies have been hanging close to the bank. I saw some flying yesterday evening. I don’t think we are at full Salmon Fly feast yet but get ready. It might be happening as I type this! The feast is coming so get ready for big bug annihilation! Remember to check for Salmon Fly hitch hikers before you leave the river. You don’t want Salmon Fly guts on your car seats.

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Blacksmith Fork River

Been waiting a year for this and the time is finally upon us, Salmon Flies! There are plenty already taking to the skies, trees and grass reeds. But, there are plenty still making their way out of the river. That is if they make it past the gauntlet of trout! A couple years ago, the Salmon Flies were only here for a couple days. I am very optimistic that they will be present for a couple weeks.

Dry Fly-Fishing

The fish are definitely looking up and we have seen some aggressive takes on top. My good friend has been taking the wheel on dries and has done well with the Chubby. I believe he is using a size 6-8 Chubby. Once I get off my Nymphing bender I will go right to a Sofa Pillow. Try using a Sofa Pillow, size 6-8. That has to be my favorite Salmon Fly Pattern.

We are seeing Yellow Sallies and BWOs all over! Try a Yellow Sally pattern with a trailing BWO behind it. The Blacksmith terrestrial activity is really heating up and should only get better!

Nymphing

I have been on a serious Nymphing spree. Nymphing has been a lot of fun. The usual suspects have been getting fish, Pats Rubber Leg and San Juan Worm. Those two together have been kicking butt!

I have been using a San Juan as my top fly and dropping the Pats below it. With Yellow Sallies out and big Salmon Flies, size of Rubber Leg isn’t too important. They should all work just fine.

Since the fish are keying in on these insects, I wouldn’t stray away from the patterns listed above. If you want to try other patterns, don’t hesitate to try Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, and Disco Midges.

Streamer Fishing

If you don’t care about those big beautiful bugs and just want to strip junk, well then STRIP JUNK! We have had fish taking Olive Zoo Cougars. Try smaller Sculpin patterns in Olive and Black. Baitfish patterns like a Barely Legal, Peanut Envy in Olive/White, Olive/Brown are great options.

Summary

The Blacksmith is heating up and should only get better! Bring the big bugs and stick to what they are focused on underneath the surface, Stoneflies! When you catch a fish, you will notice right away they are gorging themselves full of these bugs. Have fun up there and get ready for the aggressive takes!

MR

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Logan River Runoff

Runoff is hands down my favorite time to fish. Don’t run from runoff! Embrace the muddy and high water.

The doors are closing on Winter and opening for Spring. Fish are waking from their Winter slumber and taking advantage of what the runoff is offering. When snow melt pours into the river, it brings a lot of food with it. The higher and faster water is pushing debris down river, which kicks up all the aquatic insects clinging to structure.

This is where the streamer fishing really heats up. The higher and faster water pushes fish into new territory. Fish start to stack up in pockets/runs. Others pick tight shoe box size holes and hold that sucker down! Fish are hungry and very aggressive because they are all competing for space and all the food coming down.

FISH RUNOFF!

Dry Fly-Fishing

We saw some incredible hatches over the weekend. Mothers Day Caddis are everywhere on the upper Logan. BWOs, and Midges are also present in big numbers.

We had luck throwing a size 14-16 Mothers Day Caddis with a BWO trailing behind it. I had my BWO 12″ behind my Caddis. Midges are kicking butt too. Griffiths Gnat or Goober Midge in sizes 16-20 are working.

Don’t be discouraged by the muddy water. Fish can see just fine but try to target the active risers. You will see their backs barely below the surface. This is a good sign they are looking up for that top water treat.

Streamer Fishing

Oh mamma, the thought of streamer fishing during runoff makes me sweat and my hair stand! Fish are very aggressive right now and will not put up with any BS! Fish are competing right now for space which makes for great streamer fishing.

We have had a lot of luck on a variety of flies. Zoo Cougars and Articulated Cougars in Olive, Natural/White have been working great. Baitfish patterns like a Barely Legal in Olive/White Brown/White are working great too. Other patterns like a Sex Dungeon, Peanut Envy, Kill Whitey are a must in the rotation in the colors listed above.

Nymph Fishing

Nymphing and Streamer fishing during runoff are really hard to beat. Most of the fish are just keeping their mouths wide open while runoff just stuffs their bellies full! When you catch a fish right now, you will notice right away their fat bellies. Just keep that in mind, fish are aggressively feeding right now.

The San Juan Worm is a must and has been our top producer. The Shop Vac was our 2nd top producer. Those two flies were getting fish. My friend kicked my arse in numbers of fish with that combo.

There are a lot of big Golden Stone fly nymphs clinging to rocks. A good Stone Fly pattern like a Pats Rubber Leg is a great option for a top fly/attractor pattern. An Egg pattern is also a good top fly option as well. Now for the smaller bugs.

The Shop Vac was a great fly over the weekend. With all the flies on top of the water, the Shop Vac is a great imitation of an emerging nymph. We got a lot of fish to take the Shop Vac on the swing, which is a telling sign, fish were eating emergers.

Hares Ears and Pheasant Tails dropped below either of the top fly/attractor patterns listed above, are great rigs to use now. Snow Cones, Disco Midges, Rainbow Warriors and Copper Johns are great flies to use.

Summary

Don’t run from runoff! Fish it and take advantage of the fish sitting back and taking it easy. Food is just flowing constantly infront of their mouths which makes the fishing a lot of fun. There is more debris in the river, don’t get frustrated when getting snagged. It will happen more frequently now but it is worth it!

Be careful wading! Just because you crossed a section all year long doesn’t mean you will get across during runoff. I crossed a section on Saturday but couldn’t make it even half way across yesterday. Be careful!

Side Note: With the warmer weather, Deer are coming close to the road. Be careful driving and especially at night.

Be safe out there and hook into those fat slimers!

MR

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Logan River

Up early this morning, got a long day ahead. Going to work for a few hours and then back to my home (Virginia)! I will be there for a couple weeks hunting Striped Bass (Rock Fish), stay tuned.

Back to business, the Logan has been excellent! It has been very consistent, Midge and BWO hatches have been coming in like clock work. The fish are still targetting a handful of those big ugly streamers!

Dry Fly-Fishing

Midges and BWOs have been coming in like clock work. From 1pm-3:30pm, has been the most productive times to find fish rising for the bugs on top. Look for those soft pockets and keep an eye on fish close to the surface. The fish that are rising will be noticable and a few inches below the surface.

We have seen some big midges, so don’t be too concerned on keeping it small. I wouldn’t go bigger than a 16 and have had luck with size 16 Parachute Adams. Size 16-18 BWO patterns are great options too. But if the fish are looking for something smaller, try a size 18-20 Goober Midge. Can’t go wrong with the Griffiths Gnat either! We have seen winter Stone Flies as well. A small size 16 stone fly pattern will get fish to rise.

If your fly passes over a rising fish and it isn’t taking it, try giving that fly some movement. Sometimes fish will key in on movement and will strike when they see that bug struggling to free itself from the surface. Speaking of movement, lets get into the meat eaters!

Streamers

Streamers have been the most productive the last couple weeks. Fish have been very eager to bite/chase a lot of different bugs coming through their turf. The weather has been very inconsistent in the canyon which has made the streamer bite very good. And it looks like warmer weather is in the forecast. Warmer weather means warmer water and faster, hungry fish!

Sculpin patterns in Olive and Black have been producing great results. ZOO COUGARS! Wooly Sculpins are another great option. Make sure you bring whatever Sculpin patterns you have to the river.

Small bait fish patterns like a Kill Whitey have been great too. White/Olive and Yellow/Olive are the two color patterns getting fish to bite. Bigger bait fish patterns like a Barely Legal and Peanut Envy, in those colors listed above are a must in the box.

The big filthy bugs like a Sex Dungeon and Boogie Man have been excellent. Olive and Black are the go to as well for these big bugs too. Target those banks, a lot of meat eaters are hanging tight to the banks.

Nymph Fishing

With the warmer temps in the future, we will be experiencing a little bit of run off. When there is rain or runoff, you bet your arse there is a San Juan Worm on the rig! Well, I fish that fly regardless of conditions but this time of year, it is the best top fly to have on in my opinion. Second best top fly is a tie between the Pats Rubber Leg and an Egg pattern.

For droppers: Hares Ears, Pheasant tails, Copper Johns, Disco Midges, Ruby Midges, Root Beer Midges are all great flies. Try one of these flies paired with one of the top flies listed above.

Summary

The Logan is fishing really good. It has been extremely consistent. The fish have been taking advantage of the Midges, BWOs and Winter Stones hitting the surface. The fish looking for a bigger meal have not been shy chasing lots of different streamers. Of course you got those fish just sitting pretty in those deeper middle seams just inhaling all the nymphs coming down river. Whatever you fancy, get out there and throw bugs! Stay tuned for my pursuit of the Striped Bass.

MR

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Logan River

Quick lunch break fishing report! Daylight savings is finally upon us. Which means we don’t have to race to the river after work or school, to get a few cast. Woohoo! These warmer temps have really affected the fish in a positive way. Fish have been quicker to the bite on streamers, feeding aggresively for nymphs and Free Willy’n for those Midges on top of the water.

Streamers

The last couple weeks have been so painful to fish streamers. The fish were looking for the big meals but were just so dang slow! It was so hard to be patient and wait for them to finally bite. Most of the time, they were taking the fly right by your legs which just makes for an awkward hook set. But, with these warmer temps, the fish have been faster and aggressive!

The fish have been staying consistent targeting Sculpin Patterns in Olive and Black. Those two colors have been working extremely well. Zoo Cougars are a great choice but any Sculpin pattern will work just fine. Baitfish patterns like a Kill Whitey or Barely Legal are excellent flies to throw too. Try those or other baitfish patterns in Yellow/Olive.

The bigger flies like a Sex Dungeon, Boogieman, Peanut Envy are working great! Black and Olive have been the go to color for those flies right now.

Nymph Fishing

The warmer temps are nice and all but I want more snow for a sloppy runoff! Last years run off was incredible and made for some great fishing. With that being said, we are having some snow melt happening right now.

I love fishing the San Juan Worm when we have snow melt or a good rain. I would definitely have a San Juan Worm or Egg pattern as your top fly. We are seeing some Skwalas, lots of Golden Stone Nymphs, so a Pats Rubber Leg is another great top fly.

For the smaller nymphs, Midges are the go to! Disco, Ruby, Root Beer, Snow Cone midges are awesome choices. You can’t go wrong with a Hares Ear or Pheasant Tail. And, can’t forget the trusty Copper John!

Dry Fly-Fishing

I haven’t waded into a Midge feast yet but I have seen a few, complete Free Willy for them. I know they are looking up for when that innocent little Midge has no where to go, but the Trouts belly! Have those Goober Midge and Griffiths Gnat patterns at the ready for when you see these fish feasting on top.

I mentioned earlier we have been seeing Skwalas. We haven’t seen a whole lot but get ready. It is almost that time of year to start throwing big Stone dry fly patterns. I can’t wait to start throwing Chubbies again.

Summary

Warmer temps, eager fish, happy fisherman! It looks like we will have a few more warm days, so get out there and enjoy your rod guides not freezing. Or if you are like me and forget your boots outside, enjoy them not frozen! Fish are feeding aggressively, so whatever you fancy, throw those bugs! Have fun and we are almost to the weekend.

MR

Fishing Report : Logan and Blacksmith Fork River

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Howdy strangers, been a little while! I didn’t stop fishing, I was just getting my butt kicked fishing new water the last few months. A good butt kicking/skunking every now and again is good for the fisherman. At least, that is what I tell myself, so I don’t just sell all my gear and quit. Those tough days just make the great days so much sweeter.

Streamers

Winter finally showed up and the fish are behaving accordingly. We have been fishing primarily streamers and the fish are extremely slow on the eat. This will test your patience like it has for me. Slow down your retrieve and keep an eye on followers.

We have had some fish take the fly immediately but for the most part, fish are following and trailing the fly. When I see the fish, I have a hard time settling down and not farming (pulling the fly out of their mouth) the fish. When you see that slimer, just slow your retrieve down but keep that fly in motion.

I haven’t had much luck with streamers in those middle seams but the banks have been excellent. Before you walk through the bank, throw in. We have seen so many fish hanging tight to the bank in shallow water.

The flies, lets get to business! Olive and Black Sculpin patterns have been extremely consistent. I have been sticking to Zoo Cougars in both those colors and fish are striking them. Baitfish patterns like a Kill Whitey, have been working very good. Try baitfish patterns in White/Grey, Yellow/Olive, White/Olive.

We have been throwing articulated as well and fish looking for a big winter meal, have been hunting them too. Galloups Boogie Man, Sex Dungeon in Black and Olive have been great patterns right now.

When I haven’t had luck with those colors I have had luck with natural and tan. The biggest thing right now is just fish those flies slower. Fish are hunting for those big flies but just need a little more time putting that bib on and stuffing that bug down the gullet!

Nymphing

Nymphing is probably the most productive method this time of year. Those middle seams are perfect holding water for fish to enjoy the all you can eat buffet of food coming down river. They can sit pretty, not work too hard, and feast on all that food.

Our go to set up (San Juan Worm with a Hares Ear/Pheasant tail dropper) has been working very well. If those aren’t working, then Midge nymphs is next in rotation. Ruby, Root Beer, Disco Midges are all great options. Try those in sizes 16-18, or if you want to go even smaller, that is totally fine too. An egg pattern is another great top fly option and fish love eating the next generation. Cannibals!

Dry Fly

Since it is winter, the dry fly activity is not like it was in the Spring, Summer and fall. BUT, that doesn’t mean put them away till Spring. Have them on you at all times because you never know when you might wade upon a great Midge hatch. It is prime time for Winter Midgin so have those Griffiths Gnats, and Goober Midges at the ready!

Summary

Keep your eyes out for fish rising, that indicator or line dropping and those slimers chasing the big bugs! I hope this next storm brings the mountains plenty of snow. Because my favorite time of year is runoff and the more snow, the better! Enjoy the weekend coming up and be safe on the roads if you are traveling.

MR

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November 6 – 11, 2017

Poor innocent Midges and Sculpin have been the victims this week. Fish have been targeting those little bugs on top of the surface, as well as devouring big meals like Sculpin. Go fool these eager fish, they are hungry!

Dry Fly- Fishing

We are seeing fish nosing the surface, sipping Midges off the top. We did see a few Psuedo’s (Blue Winged Olives) as well. Look for these fish rising in calm pools. If you don’t see fish rising, don’t hesitate to throw those bugs and entice a rise.

Try small dries from sizes 20-18. It can be difficult to see these small flies but watch for the fish to show itself, when grabbing it off the surface. Cutthroats have been extremely slow on the eat, so take your time! Wait until the fish takes that fly completely.

Try the Goober Midge, Griffiths Gnat, Parachute Adams and small Blue Winged Olive patterns. Keep it small!

Streamer Fishing

Streamers have been a lot of fun! We are seeing both Cutts and Brown’s behaving very aggressively. Olive and Black Sculpin patterns have still been the go to flies. Natural flies are getting strikes as well.

Sex Dungeon, Silk Kitty, Peanut Envy and Barely Legals are great Articulated patterns to use.

Zoo Cougar, Wooly Sculpin, Kill Whitey, Butt Monkey, Egg Sucking Leeches and Sculpins are great single hook patterns to throw at them as well.

Nymph Fishing

With all the activity on the surface, you bet there is a feast going on below the surface. Green Machine, Zebra Midge, Ice Cream Cone are good nymphs to use right now. Try these flies in sizes 20-16.

Since these nymphs are small, try dropping either of the listed nymphs above, below your Parachute Adams or dry fly Midge. Drop them 16-12 inches below that dry fly.

Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, and Copper John’s are other great options. Dropping these nymphs below a San Juan Worm, Pats Rubber Leg or Egg Pattern is an effective nymph fishing rig.

Summary

Fishing has been a lot of fun this week. Fish are rising, striking big meals and feasting on the nymphs below. Whatever method you enjoy, get out there and fool some eager trout! Have a great weekend!

MR

 

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October 30 – November 6, 2017
Gluttony, one of the seven deadly sins. And these Brown’s and Cutts are on the highway to Hell, the way they are acting! Brown’s are starting to show themselves more and are becoming more aggressive. This leads me to believe we are heading into post spawn. Nymphing and Streamers have been productive. Midges are still coming off strong.

Dry Fly-Fishing

Before the cold front moved in, fish were rising for Blue Winged Olives and Midges. This past weekend, I didn’t notice any risers but Midges were coming off strong. Keep those dry fly Midges nearby!

My favorite Midge flies are the Griffiths Gnat and Goober Midge. Try those two patterns or similar Midge patterns in sizes 18-16. Parachute Adams is another great pattern that immitaes a lot of flies like Midges. Try the Adams in the same sizes 18-16. But if you are wanting to get some hungry fish, throw Streamers!

Streamers

Brown’s are starting to turn that aggression up! Attacking anything that doesn’t belong in their turf. I am under the impression we are heading into post spawn, which means these Brown’s are hungry and looking for a meal!

There were a lot of great responses to an assortment of flies. The most consistent were smaller Sculpin patterns in Olive, Natural and Black. There were fish striking the big double and triple articulated bugs too. But if you are looking for numbers, stick to the smaller flies. Zoo Cougars, and Wooly Sculpins are great flies to throw right now.

If you are wanting to throw the big bugs, try a: Sex Dungeon, Boogie Man, Silk Kitty, Peanut Envy and Barely Legals. Try those flies in Olive, Black and Natural.

Because of the spawn, eggs laying in the Redds, egg sucking leeches and Sculpin are another great option as well. With that being said, be careful wading where there are Redds. Those Brown’s worked their butts off!

Nymph Fishing

With Midges rising to the surface and hatching, Midges are perfect flies to entice a strike. Try Zebra Midges and Disco Midges in sizes 20-16. Ice Cream Cone is another great fly to use.

Since Midges are rising and hatching, Shop Vacs and Green Machines are good options to mimic those flies rising to the surface. Try a Shop Vac or Green Machine as your top (point) fly and drop one of the Midges mentioned above (Zebra, Disco) below it.

Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, and Copper John’s are always great flies to use. Try those in sizes 18-16. I am still seeing plenty of Golden Stones hunkering down under rocks on the banks. Stone Fly nymphs like a Pats Rubber Leg are great options as a top fly.

Other top flies like a San Juan Worm or Egg patterns are another great option as your attractor pattern. Try one of those flies and drop a Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, or Copper John below it.

Summary

Fishing is starting to pick up and these fish are starting to transition into their winter feeding habits. We are heading into post spawn and Brown’s are starting to behave like Brown’s do…aggressive! Don’t hesitate to throw big streamers but if you want numbers, fish the single hook flies. I didn’t see any risers during the Cold front moving in but keep them handy!

Have a great week and don’t forget to bring your poncho! I forgot mine this last weekend and got soaked. Got cold very, very fast!

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Logan River: October 20-27, 2017

I’m a real pessimist when it comes to Autumn here in Logan. It always seems to last for a week or two and then Old Man Winter settles in. Luckily, Autumn has stuck around this week and kept those temperatures bearable. The fish are still rising for as many dries as they can stuff down the hatch! Nymphing has been very productive, and streamers are getting fish riled up.

Dry Fly-Fishing

Blue Winged Olives and Midges have been the main targets this week on the surface. Keep your eyes peeled for fish nosing (just barely sipping the surface) or completely Free Willy. Try those two patterns as a combo. A bigger size BWO as your point fly and drop a Midge behind it. The Goober Midge and Griffiths Gnat are great patterns to use to mimic those Midges.

Try BWO patterns from sizes 18-16 and Midge patterns from sizes 20-16. The smaller patterns have been working well but fish are still looking at those bigger flies. With October Caddis getting their attention, Chubby Chernobyls, hopper patterns are great flies to throw at them.

Try darker body Chubbies and hoppers. Black, dark brown and rusty brown/orange are good colors to try on those patterns. When fish are rising, there are just as many or more eating below the surface too.

For a hopper dropper set up, try dropping a Copper John, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Disco Midge, Green Machine below that big bug on top and cover both top and sub surface eaters.

Streamers

It got a little slow earlier in the week with Brown’s focusing on the spawn. The aggression is kicking back up and the Cutthroats haven’t skipped a beat! Olive and black have still been the go to colors.

Smaller Sculpin patterns have been getting fish. Don’t be afraid to go big because the fish are still striking big bugs. Try a Sex Dungeon, Silk Kitty, Boogie Man, Butt Monkey, Zoo Cougar in Olive and Black. Target those banks and middle river seams. I had a few fish strike the fly right at my leg, be patient when swinging those flies. A lot of the fish are striking them right at the end of the run or right before you bring it out of the water.

Nymph Fishing

With all these May Flies and Midges rising to the surface, there is a lot of sub surface activity. May Fly nymphs are a must on your rig! The smaller nymphs have been working well, sizes 20-18. Try: Copper John’s, Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, Green Machines, Disco Midges as your dropper below an attractor fly.

There are Golden Stone Fly nymphs crawling around close to the bank.  A Stone Fly nymph pattern, like a Pats Rubber Leg, would be a great top fly (attractor pattern) to use. The trusty San Juan is another great fly to use as your top fly. Drop those smaller nymphs below your top fly 16-20 inches. Find that right depth where those fish are feeding, and have fun!

Summary

The Brown’s seem to be feeding more aggressively now. Earlier this week, it seemed like they were focusing more on the spawn. Still plenty of fish rising. Make sure to have BWOS and Midges with you. If streamer fishing, try those Sculpin patterns in Olive and Black. Smaller nymphs have been producing fish. With the abundance of BWOs and Midges, make sure to have those May Fly and Midge nymphs on your rig.

Have a great weekend and enjoy this beautiful Fall season we are having. Thank goodness it is sticking around!

MR

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Logan River October 16-20, 2017

Love is in the air with the Brown Spawn underway. The aggression in both Brown’s and Cutts has really turned on! The fish know winter is right around the corner and are putting on that weight to prepare.

Dry Fly-Fishing

We are still seeing plenty of Blue Winged Olives and Midges on the river. Look for fish barely breaking the surface of the water, sipping these flies in calm pools.

Use a size 16-14 Blue Winged Olive pattern and size 18-16 Midge patterns. Griffiths Gnat and Goober Midges are great patterns to throw at them right now.

Chubby Chernobyls and other Hopper patterns are great options. The darker Chubbies and Hopper patterns are working well. Try a purple or Black Chubby.

With the fish starting to focus more on sub surface food, try dropping nymphs below those bigger hopper patterns. Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, Copper John’s are great patterns to drop below that Chubby or Hopper. Dropping those flies 8-12 inches below your fly is a good range to cover that water column.

Streamer Fishing

Streamers have been getting fish and the bigger fish have been showing themselves frequently. Olive and Black are still the two colors getting strikes. Don’t hesitate to throw big articulated patterns. Fish are striking everything from single hook to big triples!

Sculpin patterns have been the winner this week. It must be rough being a Sculpin right now. Sex Dungeon, Silk Kitty, Boogie Man, Zoo Cougar are excellent patterns to strip on the river. Try those in Olive and Black and get ready….because these fish mean business!

Fish have been hanging tight to structure and enjoying those calm runs off the bank. Target those areas and use a moderate jerk strip retrieve. We haven’t been stripping fast, more on the slow side. Don’t forget those middle river seams! Try retrieving across those seams and up stream. We have had better luck getting fish to chase those big bugs that way.

Nymph Fishing

With winter right around the corner, fish are going to really focus on those aquatic insects. And With the spawn underway, egg patterns are great flies to entice a strike. Try: Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, Copper John’s, Disco Midges and Egg patterns. Use one of these flies dropped below a San Juan Worm or a Pats Rubber Leg.

Summary

The Logan is fishing very well and Brown’s are spawning. Get those last dry fly takers with BWOs and Midges, before top water fishing slows down. Streamers have been the go to method this week and have been producing fish. Don’t hesitate to go big because these fish are putting on weight for the long winter ahead! Have a great weekend and go catch some river pork!

With the Spawn underway, look out for spawning beds. Just be aware of those gray/light tan pebbles clustered together. They are scattered throughout the river.