Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB
Fly Fishing The Millers - With over 30 years of fly fishing this river I will claim more knowledge and fish caught than anyone. There are over 40 miles of river and I will take you to the best sections and if you want to sections that never see another angler. Don't be fooled by those who say the Millers is a Spring and Fall river. I'll show you how to have great Summer action. The "EB of the Westfield" - Wild and beautiful is the only way to describe this river. There's a lot of water here but I know where to go to catch trout. After a trip you will too!! Solitude and trout IS the EB. The Swift - 20 trout days are not uncommon on this river if you know what to do and use. I'll show the way and you catch the trout. RATES - Full Day (6 hours) = $150.00 for one, $225 for two (lunch included). Half Day (three hours) $90.00 for one, $155.00 for two. Beginners Class - 3 hours ffor $90.00, all use of rods lines, reels included.

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!

Ken

2 comments:

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...

Falsecast,

Good to hear from you.

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

Ken