the trout, cooler temps, my weekly report, fall…. take your pick. The summer was pretty solid for smallies, as the temps in the upper rivers were even too warm for trout even through most of September. The 2-Fly Tournament was the 19th and luckily by then the temps had begun to recede to below 70. We did well, placing 2nd over all, as well as 2nd biggest fish, with a nice 15 !/4″ brownie. I was on the water this past weekend as well and was shocked to see water temps a full 10 degrees lower, in the high 50’s! Unlike most falls though, the water is un-seasonalbly low, and also, a severe lack in foliage color. Although the Andro is open year round, many waters will close next week, and some will give us to the end of October, so if you have any plans to get out and fish one more time, you better get after it. If you can, wait for after the next big rain.
See you on the water.