30 September 2015
Fall is in full swing based on the color of the aspen in the high country. Trout fishing here has showed solid signs of improving as the water temperatures drop, especially in the early morning and late evening. This Saturday it was almost ninety degree’s so afternoon fishing has been sluggish. Of course these warm day time temperatures suit themselves perfectly for a last ditch effort to put a little protein in the freezer in the form of catfish or bluegill.
The Navajo River flows has decreased to what appears to be base flow of around 30 cfs, and is about as clear as it will ever get. Anglers have been having luck on worms and flashy bugger patterns for brown trout. Of course I like baby Rapala’s in rainbow trout color or olive and white clouser minnows. A few intrepid fly anglers swear by indicator rigs and nymphs. Finding the fish is most of the battle while pattern seems to not matter as much.
Last week an angler came and fished Mundo for a few hours and said the trout bite was slow with him missing his only good bite. He did comment that the wildlife viewing on the drive up 537 made the trip.
I have been really bad about carrying a camera around to photograph people with fish the year. I try to document captures when I get the chance, mostly to spice up these reports with some photographic evidence. Of course carrying a camera in the work truck has its perils, mostly for the camera itself, as dust and vibration seem to get the best of them pretty quickly. I am telling you this story in hopes of soliciting photos from you are anglers. It makes the reports much nicer to see some of these fish instead of me listing off sizes etc. Send your photos to email@example.com and I’ll make you slightly more famous by putting it on the website.
Hope all is well,