Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Is Here - As Usual

Ok, it's April and things are just the same as they have been for the three rivers that I cover. There was an exception back in the early Spring of 2010 when we were casting for and catching holdover browns that were rising to henricksonsons on the Millers in very late March. Not this year for sure. The Millers is roaring and and so is the EB. That leaves the Swift, of course.

The Swift fish are scattered. Around the PIPE there are few fish but this is in the general regulation section where the catch and keep crowd enjoy there current regulations. Sure, they have worked over this section and this is a sad situation for the vast majority of anglers (fly fishers) who fish this section. Catch and release year round?? Why not!!

Above RT 9 the fish are scattered but they are still there but not in congested areas. You have to hunt for them. I've managed a few after work this past week but it isn't that easy. From the power lines to the downstream bridge have produced but the trout seem sluggish and not very interested. This will change once we get temperatures in the 50's and 60's and the trout decide to play.

If you have done well on this river in the past week then good for you!!! You deserve it after this Winter!



Falsecast said...

Hi Ken,
That time of year again, almost. I hope your off season was enjoyable.

Usually, all the freestones are fishing well and I'd be hauling them out of the Housy. We are a month behind. Hope the Hendrickson's don't suffer.

Went to the Swift this weekend, little to no fishing pressure, but I found the fish as sluggish as you did. I found only 2 or 3 fish in the cable pool and even the Y pool was slow. I few "garbage sniffers" as I call those cruising trout nosing debris. I stuck to zebra midges and Griffith's gnats, but couldn't muscle a take. What did you finally get them to eat? Hopefully the next few weeks will see marked improvement.

What is a fishable level for the Miller's in your opinion?

Millers River Flyfisher said...


Good to hear from you.

Hot Spots and Pin Heads in sizes #20 and #24 worked for me.