Fishing Report Updated October 9, 2021

This Paradise Valley Spring Creek fishing report is valid from October 9 through mid-November.

Fall fishing is ramping up on the spring creeks, even as rates drop to winter-low and affordable $40/day/angler at mid-month. Area guides including ours do most of our spring creek fishing from now until mid-April, with good reason.

With the cold weather, BWO and midge hatches are good bets provided the wind isn’t howling, with midges earlier in the day and BWO later.

The real draw is the beginnings of the fall brown run-up. Fish eggs and San Juan Worms in the deep slots below spawning areas or below choke points such as culverts. Streamers are also an excellent choice, particularly for impatient anglers who want to cover lots of water. The browns won’t be spawning yet, and it’s unethical to target them in skinny water when they’re making their next generation, but that doesn’t mean their migration doesn’t drive the fishing. The river browns are dumber than the resident fish, but they also stir things up: bugs as well as the resident fish. The residents get a bit dumber when there are brownie eggs to eat.

Learn about fishing the Paradise Valley spring creeks.

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