The leaves are starting to turn and there's an evening chill in the air, this usually means that the Sockeye Salmon are in the Birkenhead River. This signals the start of the best fishing that we have to offer all year. When these salmon show up in the local rivers, the trout fishing goes from good to great overnight. Rainbows and Dollies will sit behind and eat any eggs that go astray as these salmon concentrate on spawning. Egg patterns are definitely an essential in any anglers fly box for the next few weeks.
With the rivers offering such good fishing, we are not spending much time on the local lakes. There will be, however, some very good lake fishing in the months to come. Now that summer has passed, and the lakes have cooled down a bit, the trout will want to start feeding heavily. They must put on as much weight as possible, as winter is only around the corner. Try leech and wolly bugger patterns on sinking lines in lakes like Alta, and hold onto your rod.