Stillwater River

September 20, 2019

Fishing Conditions

September 20, 2019

The Stillwater fishing is on!  A copper john or lightning bug underneath a chubby or hippie stomper will pick up fish. The caddis hatch has been decent as well. Fall baetis are also out and about on the colder days.  Always be careful wading and floating on the Stillwater, this can be a dangerous river if you're not paying attention. The morning may start off somewhat slow but as the day warms the fish will start feeding more on the surface. With the recent precipitation in the higher elevations in this area, watch for some discoloration and rising waters. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Morrish Hopper 6-10, CFO Ant: 12-16, Water Walkers: 10-16, Purple Haze: 16-19, Renegade: 16-18-20, Griffiths Gnat: 18-20, Matts Midge: 18, Adams parawulff: 16-18, CDC Emerger pink: 16-20,

Nymphs:Soft hackle Pheasant Tail: 16-18-20 Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8 Mega Pheasant Tail: 6 Mega Prince: 4-6-8 Mr Rubberlegs Brown Stone: 6-8 Copper John Yellow, Blue, Red, Lime: 12-14-16 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver: 14-16-18 Purple Berger: 14-16 Crystal PT Pearl, Rust: 14-16-18 , Wire Worm: 6, San Juan: 8-12, Pats Rubber Legs: 8-12

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow and articulated Sparkle Minnow; JJ colors (brown/yellow) JJ Specials Black ,Olive Sex Dungeon: 2 Black Home invader: 2 Black, CH Bow River Bugger Black, Brown: 2-4-6 Stinger Sculpin Tan: 4 Silvey's Sculpin Black, Olive, Tan: 2 Flash Fry Whitefish: 2 Bling Minnow Pearl & Gold: 4, Baby Gonga: 8


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