The leaves are about as good as they are going to get this year. After the color fades and the leaves drop, you can still find those Fall colors in the water. Brown trout have started coloring up for the spawn and their aggressive nature to eat bigger meals increases. Just before and after, the spawn can be great for throwing streamers when river conditions are good. Streamer sizes sure have changed over the years from 2 inch long flies to now most common ones used are 4-6 inches in length. It amazes me every time I see a 14 inch brown try to eat a 6 inch long streamer. Here is a 16inch brown that fell for about a 6 inch streamer this week.
Headed down to the coast for a quick trip for false albacore. Albies have been high on my list of a fish to catch on the fly. I finally got to try it for the first time this week. Apparently I was a day late and a dollar short. We found a few albacore the first day that came up quick and disappeared even quicker. 11 hours of riding and fishing the first day didn’t give any false albacore but we did catch a ton of bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and speckled trout. Its a big ocean and it was a great time trying to hunt down the false albacore.