As of now, the November forecast is looking very wet. The first two weeks are predicted to be mostly rainy days. The temperatures aren't getting too low, staying above 50 degrees. We will just need to take it day by day to see if or how the rain affects the water. If it keeps the water agitated enough, it will be mostly nymph fishing in the park. With that in mind, keep a rain jacket handy. You never really know what the mountain weather will be like. Remember to watch out for the leaves. They should continue to diminish throughout the month, but with the rain usually comes wind and that will keep the leaves in the water for awhile yet.
Brookies and Browns are still spawning and very active. They will still be busy making their beds. During this time, please be careful and don't go tromping through their carefully constructed beds. Brown trout start to become the focus for most fisherman around this time of year. They have moved from the heads of the pools to the tails for their spawning.
Fish can still be caught on dry patterns, but nymphs will usually prove to be more effective. Any hatches will be small and around mid-day because of the cold water. Nymphs: Pat's Rubber Legs, Prince, Pheasant Tail, Squirmy Wormies, Hare's Ear, Red Copper Johns, and Small Egg Patterns. Dry Flies: Blue Wing Olive, Olive Stimulator, Parachute Adams, Olive Elk Hair Caddis.
In town fishing is still proving to be pretty productive. Delayed harvest doesn't start until December 1st, so November is your last month to catch and keep. The story tends to stay the same for what to use in this stocked area. Bright colors (orange, pink, chartreuse) and scented or live bait will work best for you. If you're fly fishing, continue to use bright patterns as well (Egg Patterns, Squirmy Wormies, Kern Candy), also stop into our shop to pick up a “Downtown Special” fly.