What’s been happing since the opening day of trout season in the Fall River area. Well as expected, there is a lot of water in Northern CA rivers. Fall River included, Bear Creek a tributary to the Fall River is still kicking in a good amount of water. As is the rest of the system, Lava Creek, and the springs. With all this water in the system. The fish seem to be spreading out in the river more than they have in the last five years. So, if you are looking for big numbers of fish in the same spot you found them in last season. You may be in for a surprise. Also, there is still a good number of fish in Bear Creek. They will remain there until they feel the creek worming.
Fall River has fished pretty well so far, this season. There have only been a couple of days that I thought it was slow. We are fishing hard and changing either, methods or flies often to stay in the game. The hatches have been incredible. I have not seen hatches this prolific in a long time. The fish are eating well and have very fat bellies. Since the fish are so healthy they are fighting very hard. So, remember pay attention!! It is the cheapest part of your trip. If you see a bunch of dries on top, but no fish are eating your offering. Maybe you need to take a closer look at the surface, are you really matching what’s out there. Or are they really taking the dry and not something just under the surface. Also, if you are having a hard time getting them to eat your dry. Maybe you should think about changing methods.
The river is in really good shape and it should be a great season. So, make some time and let’s go fishing.