November 22, 2022
It's hard to believe it is already beyond the middle of November and Thanksgiving is upon us this week. Last week mother nature gave us a true taste of colder winter weather that even brought our first batch of snow. However, the snow melted about as quick as it came with this week's forecast warming back up.
This week's forecast is calling for daytime temperatures to be as high as the 50's during the middle of this week and to stay in the mid to upper 40's into next week. Last week's cold weather was a bit of a shock, but this week is actually going to be a bit warmer than average and should be favorable for late November fishing.
There are slight chances of rain showers Friday through Sunday, and we would still welcome any precipitation to improve and maintain good water conditions. Water levels are in nice shape and still elevated from the rain we received two weeks ago, but the water is very clear.
With late fall fishing settling in, nymphing has been by far the most productive method of putting fish in the net. As you would normally expect this time of year, the late morning to early afternoon hours are offering the best fishing, so 4-6 hour days on the water tend to make a lot of sense this time of year. Eggs, Midges, Baetis Nymphs, and Soft Hackles remain some of the most productive patterns, but it's hard to go wrong with any style of flashy small fly this time of year.
As winter is quickly approaching, this will be the last full stream report of the season as this time of year conditions remain similar from week to week. The winter can offer very productive opportunities for great fishing depending on the weather. We will be sure to keep you updated when the weather warms and creates favorable conditions worth taking advantage of.
We would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and look forward to fishing with those of you choosing to spend the holiday with us at HomeWaters this week!