Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Swift River Update

What a difference a year makes!! Last year, on this week, I fished the upper Swift (bubbler run to above the Y Pool) and caught about 60 trout in 4 outings. My one trip this week resulted in a total strike out. I didn't see a fish in the bubbler run and saw one fish taken in the "Y". In the parking lot I talked to an old "regular" who said that he caught trout in the overflow arm of the Y Pool. The trout were circling the outside edge of the ice. One minute you'd have a hit and then have to wait a while before they circled around again. I don't like the Y Pool and certainly don't like that circling setup.

The "Pipe" has been dead according to my sources which are pretty good. I think that this cold, snowy winter has sent the trout into wintering quarters - deeper spots.

Things should get better as March turns to April. They will start stocking, of course, and holdovers will stop hiding.

I can't wait.



Anonymous said...

I like the fly photos with short blurbs, but it would be nice to be able to click and see larger images.


Millers River Flyfisher said...


I agree but this blog format doesn't allow for that. Only photos attached to new posts can be enlarged.


Eric said...

I had simlilar results. Fished a couple Saturdays ago. Got one where bubbler runs to the Y-Pool(which I don't like fishing). I got one small brown near the pipe on a huge fly for the swift, he would get off the bottom for anything else.
Just got back from Western NC from 4 days of chasing wild trout in the mountains! We got everything from brookies to wild rainbows and browns! I wish we had the water they do!

Anonymous said...

I saw that the state scedualed to stock the millers last week.... I was told by a friend who saw then on the road and the truck driver told him that they could not get into a good spot on the millers and they dumped the fish in lake mattawa instead.....hmmmm

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