With rain and warmer temps in sight, the spring run will start to pick up on the Grand River and other area rivers. Here’s the latest from the frontlines.
It’s mixed bag of steelhead we’re seeing in the systems right now. We’re seeing both fresh fish starting to show up, winter holdovers and dropbacks. Right now we’re fishing everything from winter holes and runs to spring transition zones and travel corridors.
We’ve also been fishing a mixed bag of flies and beads depending on water and air temps. Pay attention to any hatches that are happening on the river, those are the flies you’ll want to use along with various egg and bead colors. As the temps warm, we’ve been finding success on stone flies. Water clarity has forced us to drop down to 10 mill beads and smaller egg fly patterns.
We’re starting to take reservations for Alaska 2023. Naknek River Camp is fully booked for 2022, so if you have any interest for 2023, please make your deposit as soon as possible to ensure your spot. Check out website for further details or contact us with any questions.
Smallmouth & Pike
As we transition from steelhead to smallmouth and pike, April and May can be some of the best time for these warmwater fish. These months, it’s game on for smallmouth as they are in pre-spawn mode. It’s this time of year where we see some the of the largest fish come to net. The numbers caught are down but the sizes tend to be larger.
The northern pike season is currently closed for spawning and will open back up on April 24. Coming off the spawn, these fish will be hungry and aggressive.
Right now we have good availability in April and May with limited dates available in June. So if you’re looking to book, contact us soon and get on our calendar
With the warmer days approaching and plenty of opportunity to fish for multiple species, there is no reason why you shouldn’t get out on the river. Give us a call today.