Fishing Report for 9.29.21 - Written by Patrick Gamble

It’s Wednesday, September 29. It's currently 49°F with a high of 51°F. So far it’s been a cloudy, cool morning with a few scattered rain showers. As we head into October, it looks like Steamboat may be past our warmest days and we really couldn’t be happier.

The cold weather is helping the conditions on the river. We’re starting to see Mahogany Duns on the water and the Blue Wings are starting to hatch.

Autumn fly patterns typically fall into two categories: nymph and dry fly patterns. These smaller flies match the insects trout feed on at this time of year. Dry fly fishing continues to be really good and we’ve had a lot of fun going out on the water.

The fish are definitely starting to get a bit more aggressive and we are turning on bigger flies/light streamers. With the cooler water temps, the fish are metabolizing their food more efficiently, so they are hungry and biting!

Fall in the Yampa Valley really is one of the best times of the year. The leaves are peeping, waters are less crowded, and the fish are happy.

Thanks for taking the time to read our updated fishing report. If you have any questions or need recommendations please give us a call or stop by the store!


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