I wouldn’t call it a thaw. Its only January 11th. We still have a couple more months of winter. Temperatures are predicted to stay over freezing until Saturday. There is some rain in the forecast. The warmer temps and mixture of above freezing precipitation may just be enough to cut back the heavy amounts of Ice on Penns Creek. I doubt it will eliminate it. I was at Ingleby yesterday. I walked over half a mile upstream before turning back to the car. It was all ice. Slow and deep, riffles, eddies, all of it…ICE.
Truthfully I had not fished in a couple weeks. I was happy watching drywall mud and paint dry (literally) instead of battling sub 0 temps on the water. With the break in weather I headed out yesterday to find that first fish of the new year. Josh did well on Fishing Creek the day before. The lower end is wide open. Still a fair bit of ice through The Narrows. The lower end of Spring Creek is wide open. You might find some ice if you go far enough up near Spring Creek Park.
This week looks like an opportunistic time to get out, wet a line, and wrangle a few fish. Get the new year started off on the right fin, so to speak. If you can find some open water the fish have been eager to eat a fly. They are also looking chunky and in much better shape that the last couple winters.
Posted January 11, 20184/23/17…..MAYFLY HATCHES!
Our 2018 Simms order has arrived, including the new G3 Guide Wader, new G3 Guide Boot in felt and vibram sole, new lineup of Dry Creek Bags. We are fully restocked on boots, waders, hats, and much more.
We have set the date for our Annual Spring Extravaganza, March 24, 2018. You know the deal…food, drinks, tying demos, fun, and a storewide sale. Don’t miss out.
The hatch season is upon us! March Browns and Sulphurs and Green Drakes are all here or on their way!
Hope you get a chance to come fish with us this year…..it is looking epic!Posted April 24, 20179.27.2016…..Sitka Day
Hope you survived the summer. It was a hot and dry one aound here. We saw very little rain which made fish catching considerably more difficult as the water levels dropped and the water temperatures rose. Thankfully seasons change. Things have been picking back up around Coburn as the air and water temps have begun to subside. Penns Creek is still running super low and clear. Anglers have reported some increased fish activity on top. Blue Winged Olives, Isonychia, and October Caddis are all likely to bring fish up from the bottom. Mornings and evenings are still seeing the best fishing. The fly shop remains open 7 days a week.
Mark your calendars
Saturday October 22 is SITKA DAY
If you haven’t heard we are now carrying Sitka Gear! Sitka Gear is a Montana based, performance hunting apparel company that uses cutting-edge technology to keep hunters warm, dry and comfortable in an condition. Basically it is the best camoflouage available today. Sitka is “turning clothing into gear”. Stop by the our shop on October 22nd to “meet the brand” and see why we are #sickforit.
Congratulations to our boy Mitch who harvested this beautiful 7×7 Montana Bull on a day off from guiding at Upper Canyon Outfitters.Posted September 27, 20166/16/16…..Still hammering fish!
The Big blue wing olive is one of my favorite fishing hatches of the year….and this year is no exception! The fish have risen so freely to the duns and spinners this year. I think the over abundance of food and warming water temps during the Green Drake drives the trouts metabolism through the roof and they hit the feed bag hard!
Hatches: sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the Slate drakes and cahills.
Simply amazing! The hot weather has driven all the spinner falls and most of the rising fish activities late into the darkness. 10 pm has been the hot time so bring a sandwich and some patience!
Hatches: GREEN DRAKES and March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………woo-hoo!
Great fish Adam!
The Green Drakes are just below Weikert. The hatch is moving up slowly this year as the water is still cold.
These hot sunny days make the day time dry fly fishing slow, but the evenings are amazing!
Hatches: GREEN DRAKES and March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………fantastic!
The creek is in perfect shape!
Nice work Men!Posted May 24, 20165/23/16…..Penns Creek survives again!!
So the rain did come and the sun is peaking through and the creek is totally dry fly fishible!
The drakes are stretched from Glenn Iron to just about Weikert.
We are also getting a nice hatch of Green Drakes up stream of Coburn from the shop up to the dam.
The creek has about 3 feet of visibility and with the green drakes on, that is plenty!
Penns has been blessed with great water conditions all year and I couldn’t be happier!
Hatches: GREEN DRAKES! March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………WOW!
Here is a real 20″ fish that Aston guided Chris to this week!
I just got the word that THE GREEN DRAKES HAVE BEGUN!
The report came in from Glenn Iron from last night!
And so begins another year!
Penns creek is in real good condition!
Thanks for the picture buddy!Posted May 21, 20165/6/16…..We have found a spy amongst us!
So…..this happened on Tunnel Road last night at 6:45 pm last night! Single scout but that’s pretty cool!
Great job God!!!
The hatches been amazing this year so far! The water is low and it is very easy to get around right now. They are calling for rain in the next few days and that would be great.
The Grannoms are just past their peak and the hendricksons and quill Gordons are winding down, but we saw the first March browns last night and I think everything is just going to run together this year. I expect the sulphurs to start any day now on Spring creek and with in a week on Penns.
Mitch found these stone flies this week. One molted and one regular…..thanks bud!Posted April 21, 2016