September 24th, 2017

Temperatures plummeted last week as the first snowfall of the season blew in. We received about 4" here, with low temps in the teens and highs in the 30s when the skies cleared. A warming trend has begun, and the upcoming week is forecasted to be beautiful and warm (back up into the 60s by Friday.)

In spite of the weather, fishing has still been very good on the lake and the creek, with several 2 to 5 lb fish being weighed here at the store. We are down to an approximate every other week planting schedule with the state hatchery. The lake water temperature was 50 degrees two days ago. 

Nothing really different as far as bait or lures working. Worms and nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, Berkley pinched crawlers, powerbait at times, mousetails are all catching fish, as are Thomas Buoyants, Tasmanian Devils, Marvel Flies, and other streamers (black or olive).

There is a little bit of snow to walk on in the backcountry, but that should be melting off this week below 12,000 feet. Rock Creek is flowing at more normal autumn levels now, very user-friendly.

Come on up, this is the best time of year. We will have the resort open until October 9, but trout season will go on until November 15.

Jim