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Fishing continues to be productive. The trout seem to be most active in the mornings and afternoons, and mid-day periods can be no-ticeably slower. Except for swarms of midges, most of the aquatic insect hatches have slowed down. Fish are still coming up for spruce spruce moths, although these bugs are of terrestrial origin, they can be present on the water in significant numbers. Try any standard caddis pattern size 12–14. If caddis or mayfly patterns aren’t producing fish then try common attractor patterns and grass-hoppers.
Many of the fish we catch in our area are Westslope Cutthroat, native Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout. These fish are native, natural fish and must be released. If you do not practice catch and re-lease and prefer to keep fish, there are a few rainbows with miss-ing adipose fins which can be kept.