It will take a while for the fish to acclimate themselves to their newly acquired residence and for the "wild" instincts of the Trout to kick in. Until then attractors like the Green Weenie, the San Juan worm in red, pink, chartreuse, and purple, and buggers of all colors should get the job done. If you prefer to fish on top any version of the Elk Hair Caddis with a tan body would be a good choice, as well as Stimulaters, Thunder dome's, and any big bushy attractor dry should bring fish up. It is definitely getting cooler, but we have not had a frost yet. Plenty of Crickets and Hoppers are still around as well as ants, so don't forget your terrestrial box for the next week or two. The shop is fully stocked on all of these patterns, stop in and we can set you up.
Another friend of the shop Bob Flanagan was in yesterday with a report from Pulaski. Bob, along with may others, has been spending a fair amount of time up north chasing salmon. The reports are the run is still on strong and Bob said he landed about 40 salmon a day over the course of a 3 and a half day trip with about half a dozen fish over 30# and three over 40#. With the amount of egg yarn, and Estaz going out the door I would say egg patterns are the ticket. As soon as I get a few pictures from Bob I will get them up here, they are too good not to share.
The Delaware and Jersey beaches are still giving up a fair numbers of Bluefish in the 2 to 4 pound range with a few Stripers mixed in. Joe Gallagher said he had good Bluefish last Sunday at IBSP with a 2 pounder being the norm. The "man in the striped pajamas" should be following close behind the Blues...stay tuned.
It is a great time of year to be out, there is a nip in the air, The leaves are changing, and the fish are willing. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Get out and fish!