August 28th, 2016

Our favorite time of the year is here at Westbank Anglers, the end of August and September offer some of the best dry fly fishing of the year. The fishing on the Snake has been GREAT and is just getting better. The dry fly fishing has been stellar all day long, with first time beginners boating dozens of fish. The mornings have started out nice and cool in the 34-45 degree range which has been keeping the river temps significantly lower than in past weeks. As a result of the lower temps, the fish have been much more active and the fishing has been consistent throughout the day. In the mornings smaller parachute patterns and mayfly imitations have been fooling fish, Parachute Adams, Purple Para Roosters, Parachute Hare’s Ears, Ausable Wulfs are all working well. In the afternoons bigger hopper patterns and foam flies have been automatic. Parachute Hoppers, Thunder Thighs Hoppers, M’s Hopper and Chubby Chernobyls are a good place to start. The big fish are out and they are looking up, deep cut banks,  structure like fallen trees and submerged logs, riffles and sudden depth changes are all  holding fish. This is the time of year when you have the chance to catch 40+ fish in a day! The fishing is looking great in the coming weeks, stop by the shop for flies and advice on where to fish!