September 18, 2016

Elk River fall fishing is once again at is best not only this season but the best it has been for over a decade.

Dry fly is exceptional good with loads of October Caddis, BWO’S, Flav’s, Black Ants, Beetles, and some hoppers.

Nymph fishing has been very good on October Caddis pupa, Bird of Prey #10, Golden Stones size 8, BWO nymphs in size 14,16.

Streamer fishing is also very good for Cutts and Bulls. Bigger Bull trout have moved up into the feeder creeks to spawn but the Elk has loads of the Juvinile fish in the 24″ range that just don’t stop fighting and eating flies.

Flies to use are Muddy Buddies in white, Black, Olive. Articulating flies in White and Olive have been good. Trick or Treat wooly buggers size 4,6.

The Elk is very low and clear so wading is easy from almost anywhere.

The lower Elk is fishing very good with loads of West Slope Cutthroats dropping back into the Elk for the winter as the flow rates have dropped.

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