September 29th Fishing Report

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Fall weather has settled in here and the fish are definitely enjoying the cooler temperatures.  The low water and sun, however, are conspiring against anglers.  Fish are very spooky in the middle portion of the day.  Make sure you focus on shaded areas, broken water (riffles and other ankle to thigh deep water) and undercut banks.
 Despite the chilly mornings with patchy frost, we are still having success with terrestrials on the surface.  On many of our creeks we have seen olives hatching in the afternoon and evenings as well.
Subsurface is best, especially first thing in the morning, on thinner bodied bugs (zebra midges, pearl jams, perditions) with pink squirrels and purple drank fishing better in the afternoon and evening.
Finally, with the cooler water temps the streamer and leech bite is getting much better!  An Itty Meaty thing in black right now is a fantastic way to target more aggressive fish.

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