It’s getting to be that time of year again. Our rivers and streams act like the Spring Tides, going from one extreme to the other; too much water or too little. This makes the roadside fishing a little more challenging than a month ago, but the fishing remains good and now is the time to go before the season is over!

Looking for silvers?  The channel out by Bayview continues to produce.  Fishing has slowed a little, but each tide  has a few fish from the hatchery run that are still crossing the bar.  Fishing out there should continue to be fair to good for the next week or two. 

For stream side action, Cowee has been the most reliable producer.  Try fishing the deeper pools and log jams with either heavy flies like the Jig Spanker or Dolly Llama, or use a short fast sink tip to get an Egg Sucking Leech.  Montana Creek should have a few fish still to come and with the forecast of rain, this could be a good bet. Try early in the morning or just after the high tide.

Looking for trout and Dollies?  Cowee should still produce a few on egg or flesh flesh patterns.  In Montana Creek, try flesh in the middle stretch and try small streamers or smolt patterns in the deeper pools in the upper stretches around the rifle range.  There could be some silver up there too.  Lakes can be a good bet for trout this time of year. Windfall Lake, the Dredge Lake System and Peterson Salt Chuck can be good places to check out.  Try small dark Wooly Buggers or Sculpin.

Hope to see you out there!

-Brad and Mike