Fall fishing can be some of the most productive fishing of the year. As the water cools from the "dog days of summer," the fish become more active, looking to bulk up for winter. This allows us to use multiple tactics to target hungry trout. Some of your most productive subsurface fishing happens during this time, streamer and nymph fishing usually will produce the best.
Target hungry, aggressive trout by throwing your favorite streamer pattern. This technique works well in the fall because our Brown and Brook Trout are starting the spawning process. Both species will eat these larger meals to gain energy that is lost due to spawning. They will also eat these larger patterns in fear that they are trying to eat the freshly dropped eggs.
If streamer fishing is not your cup of tea, you can always go with your favorite nymph patterns under an indicator. I, personally, like a large stonefly pattern with a small egg pattern fished in tandem. This also coincides with the spawning activity.
If you enjoy the colors and cooler temperatures of fall; hopefully, these few tips will keep your line tight when fishing this season.
For more information or to schedule a Fall Fishing Guided Tour or Lesson, please contact the Nemacolin Field Club at 724.329.6770.
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Nemacolin Field Club