Picabo Angler

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September 17, 2016

September 17, 2016

We’ve had some good fishing the past couple of days on the Double R Ranch, both on The Pond and the field water, starting late morning and extending through late afternoon. The key seems to be a lack of wind. Glass conditions, warmth and sun. The result has been a pretty nice sustained hatch of both the Callibaetis and Tiny Blue Winged Olive mayflies, plus an increasing amount of the larger Fall Baetis. However, we have not yet seen a fishable hatch of the Mahogany Duns. We have been blessed with “targets” in the sense of working fish rather than just the occasional sporadic rise. But, most of the fish have been tough. I took a friend out on Thursday afternoon and got skunked, unable to hook the 3 or 4 fish that “took.” But, yesterday I landed one fish, a fat 20.5 inch Brown on a small Callibaetis Hackle Stacker on a 7X leader. I would take a one fish day every day if the trout was that large and healthy looking. Saturday and Sunday should continue to provide similar fishing conditions so long as the wind lays down. Don’t neglect to tie on a hopper or beetle pattern in between the hatches.

Doug Andres, Stream Keeper, Double R Ranch