Report Date: May 3rd, 2018
After spiking in the first half of June, flows are back down to a manageable level along the North Fork and fishing in the early morning into the beginning of the afternoon has been awesome. There is still a little bit of color in the water so the streamer fishing has been a very effective tactic. You’ll find a lot of fish stacked in the slow water along the banks and in the deeper pools who are eager to chase a stripped fly. Towards the late afternoon nymphing the deep pools is going to be your best bet as the fish are going to hunker down and look for cold water. This is a phenomenal time of year to be thinking about the North Fork. Give us a call to book you shot at a fish of a lifetime as space is extremely limited.
Boxwood Gulch is now open for the 2018 season! We have had the chance to get a couple of trips out this April and the fishing did not disappoint.
The flows through boxwood/longmeadow are around 200cfs. The water is slightly off color but it’s still pretty easy to spot some of the giants that call these waters home. Go to patterns include (black soft hackle sz 16-18, psycho prince sz 16-20, zebra midge sz 18-20, san juan worm red/burgundy sz 12, egg patterns, leech black/blue sz10-14).
These properties are highly conducive to streamer fishing. As of late, black or white streamers in bunny hair or marabou have been enticing fish, I would recommend working through a run with a couple of different speeds and mid water “hangs” to elicit strikes.
See you out there,
Update: We have a rare availability for up to 3 anglers on 5/17 at Long Meadow, first come first serve!