Our fishing season starts March 1st and goes through December. The shoulder months are always weather dependent. Expectations for each season are as follows.
The spring season runs from March 1st through May 31st. This time of year can start slow but builds into the best time for trout fishing. While March 1st through mid-April can be slow, our biggest trout of the year come out in this window. Mid-April through beginning June is our most consistent trout fishing of the year. The spring season can also be decent for pike fishing. Again, this can be slow to start but some of our biggest fish of the year come out in early spring (March-April). Read about expectations for particular species at the bottom of the page.
We consider our summer fishing starting June 1st and going through mid-September. The fishing can be very consistent this time of year. Trout fishing can still be good in early June, but it tapers off quickly, depending on temperatures. We are also transitioning into smallmouth bass fishing, which is some of the year’s most consistent, fun, and exciting fishing. Smallmouth fishing stays strong through mid-September. Another opportunity for summer fishing is for pike. June is our favorite month for pike, and the action can be consistent! Read about expectations for particular species at the bottom of the page.
Our fall fishing starts Mid-September through December. This time of year is up and down, depending again on temperatures. While our fishing starts to slow down this time of year, again, some of our biggest fish of the year come out in the fall, particularly in the case of pike. Trout fishing also becomes possible again once water temperatures drop to acceptable levels. Read about expectations for particular species at the bottom of the page.
Trout fishing happens only during the spring and fall seasons. This is suitable for beginners and experienced anglers. We do NOT trout fish during the summer months for the fish population’s health. We use a few techniques while chasing trout, depending on what works during that time of year. While we all love dry fly fishing, it isn’t always an option, so we also have nymph fish and streamer fish for those beautiful browns.
Smallmouth fishing is primarily a summertime activity. This is suitable for beginners and experienced anglers. The smallmouth love warmer water temperatures. That makes them a remarkable species to chase during those warm months. We love fishing top-water for bass and employ some sub-surface tactics when needed. This is some of our most exciting fishing of the year.
Pike fishing can happen any season, with the better seasons being spring and fall. They prefer the cooler water temps. This is suitable for experienced anglers only. Due to the size of the flies and rods, it can be difficult and tiring to cast. Pike fishing is not a numbers game. It is more about having a chance at landing one! While the eats can be very exciting, it truly can be an all-day experience to have a shot. But if you do land one, it can be a fish of a lifetime.
Carp fishing is a summertime activity. Carp love those warm water temps. This is suitable for experienced anglers. Similar to pike fishing, this is not a numbers game but more about the thrill of the hunt. We hope to have a few chances throughout a day of fishing. While these fish are tough to hook once you do, they are the best-pulling fish we have in the river system.