10/05/2023 Fishing Report

Despite the rainy start to fall the fishing is still good.  Cowee Creek continues to have fresh cohos pushing in and the trout fishing in the lakes and streams has been excellent.  It appears that the fishing will stay quite good for a couple/few more weeks.  It really depends on what the weather does.  Fishing beads should continue to yield results, but switching back to leech, sculpin or flesh patterns will result in getting some of the bigger char and trout.  The coho that have been in the freshwater for a bit will often turn off the bright colors, so if the trusty chartreuse, pinks, and whites aren't working try darker flies.  Black/purple and black/red can be great colors for tight lipped fish.

As all good things do, our fishing report must end for the year.  Think of it like a hibernation.  A break is good, and we hear the fishing up on the Kenai is decent in the fall.  The bows are calling, and I must go.  If we get any new info we will pass it along, but next week's report will be a nice season recap with some of our favorite photos of the season.

*We understand that folks want fish, but, if possible, release most of the wild cohos after you catch them.  By all means, keep a fish for a BBQ, just leave the freezer filling for hatchery fish.

As always, we love featuring your photos for our fishing reports.  If you have a great fish, scenery, or action photo that has to do with fishing around town send it our way!  You can email photos or videos to cory@alaskaflyfishinggoods.com.  Please remember to handle fish with care, especially if you are practicing catch and release.  Consider getting a net with a rubber basket to help land fish quickly and keep them in the water until you are ready to snap a quick photo.

See you on the water!

The Crew at AFFG

  • Listed below are the hot patterns of the week.  Fisheries change here through-out the season and we do our best to get you the hot flies.  Listed below are our recommended patterns for the particular species available.  Happy fishing!

Hot Beads/Flies - Trout and Char

Hot Flies - Coho