Thursday, September 8, 2011

October Caddis Time has Begun!

October Caddis Pupal Husks - McKenzie River
 Well the first signs of fall "hatchativety" have begun on the McKenzie River. October caddis have started to hatch; which indicates the fall flies are starting up, and the trout will be keying in on them on the Willamette Valley Rivers. I have not seen any adult October caddis flying yet, but using one can be a good bet from here on out through the fall. If you would like to learn more about the life cycle of the October Caddis check out Bugwater by Arlen Thomason. It is a totally amazing book that every angler should have a copy of. Fall can be an amazing time for trout fishing in the Willamette Valley, and the trout really love to eat those large caddis on the right day when the conditions all line up. Also skating dry flies on certain spots for steelhead with a pattern resembling one of those fall big bugs can produce some awesome takes. Get ready for the fall fishing!

Fall October Caddis Slither Up On the Rocks To Hatch Out Into Adult Form

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