Report : 10/4/15
Fall is officially here, and it has brought some cooler temperatures with it. Now is an excellent time to get your last bit of warmwater action in before winter hits. Here around Fort Collins we have plenty of different options from small neighborhood ponds, to large lakes and reservoirs, all of which have been producing. Swing by either shop and we can point you in the direction of some of our favorite spots and flies.
Warm water fishing has been great throughout the summer, but with cooling temperatures, the window for hot bass and carp action is dwindling. If you need to see a couple more top water bass explosions, get after it! Stop by for some tips on fall warmwater fishing.
Laramie plains lakes have been fishing well as we enter fall. Leeches, Crayfish patterns, Chrionomids, Scuds, and small streamers have been the most productive offerings as of late. Be prepared for most late summer hatches like callibaetis, chironimids, and even some terrestrials action. During mid-day, most fish will be found in deeper water. Evenings have been bringing fish to the surface when wind isn't a major factor.
Delaney Buttes having been fishing well for those who put in the time. Hatching callibaetis, caddis, and chironimids can bring fish up to the surface in the evenings. You can also walk the banks and watch for cruisers in the shallows looking for ants, beetles, and grasshoppers. The most productive fishing will most likely be subsurface with callibaetis, chironimids nymphs and buggers. The night-bite has been heating up lately with the colder temps coming in, but make sure to layer up if you plan on fishing into the wee hours.
Red Feather lakes have been fishing well. Buggers, chironomids, and streamers have been the go-to patterns in Red Feather. Dries have also been producing in the morning and evenings, don't go up without a fistfull of Para-Adams!