TIP OF THE WEEK: FISH THE RIFFLE
PRO TIP = FISH THE RIFFLE
Should I fish the choppy riffle water? Absolutely! When we look at the river and try and figure out where fish live, our eyes are often attracted to a big boulder, a log, an edge or ledge, or a shaded lie. One spot that often gets passed up by newer anglers is a riffle.
That choppy water that is broken up by a little wave or chop provides just as much cover as most of the spots listed above. The riffle water is also at the head of runs where many bugs live and many trout feed on them.
Many of you probably key in on these spots already as you have found trout there. If you haven’t started fishing the riffles, get after it this Fall!
When looking for where trout live and hold, we often look for spots that provide cover and can hide a fish. We don't think about the broken surface water of a riffle. A riffle provides cover as well as other elements that create spots for fish to hold and feed... bugs and oxygen.
UPCOMING COURSES TO HIGHLIGHT
Our whole course catalog is available in the Fall. Wanna learn to skate some dry flies on the Yakima? We got you covered with the Yakima Fishalong. Wanna hit up a smaller mountain stream? Sign up for one of our Tributary Fishalongs. Wanna swing up some large trout on a streamer? Our Trout Spey Intro and Fishalong will have you at it! Perhaps you wanna learn how to tightline nymph for those pesky trout that won't eat on top? Our Euro nymphing Fishalong will get you dialed in! Wanna learn how to float the Yakima in a personal watercraft? Well... you get the picture.
- September 16th - Women's Divide and Conquer
- September 16th - Tributary Fishalong
- September 19th - Euro Nymphing Fishalong
- September 20th - Trout Spey Intro and Fishalong
- September 22nd - Euro Nymphing Fishalong / Tributary Fishalong
- September 23rd - Fly Fishing 101/201
- September 24th - Fly Fishing 301