Fall was seemingly transitioning to winter and Derek and I headed to do some fishing on the Weber River to chase some brown trout. We knew the weather was going to be interesting with the front moving in.  We arrived in the rain and it was chilly to the bone! We bundled up and hit the water. Obviously, fall fishing is pretty predictable and the usual “flies” produced. Sowbugs, egg patterns, pheasant tails, and pigstickers all took fish. The fish were willing and we caught some decent fish with even a few cutties mixed in. We also got glimpses at some true hogs. It was a blast taking our time and enjoying the fast fishing in the rain. The rain slowly transitioned into snow. For awhile it was dumping so hard it made fishing somewhat difficult. The fat flakes distracted my eyes as I tried to focus on the water. The snow eventually settled and the shallow blanket of fresh muffled any sound and seemed to further build the sense of solitude. We had the river all to ourselves. Overall, it was a quiet day on the water and we saw only one other angler braving the weather all day. We ended up fishing into the darkness and, needless to say, it was pretty dang cold by the end. It took a minute to un-thaw on the way home but it was definitely worth it. Thank goodness for good outerwear to keep me dry and warm!

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Chinese Boy

The ringleader at OSF, Nathan likes well-proportioned fish, moonlit walks by the river, and stripping streamers through dark lies on the dreariest of days. View full bio.

5 Responses

  1. Jon Jones

    Great pics. Where on the Weber do you find the most success in the fall and late fall? I like stretches close to Coalville and Wanship.



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