Otter Creek - Mid to Lower

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

For Fall Pike stick your guns and fish hard. I like to do long floats this time of year and cover as much water as possible. Top fly colors recently have been White, Chartreuse Yellow, Perch, all Black and Mouse patterns. Its key to pound the banks. Cast as close as you can and work the fly back to your boat, canoe or kayak at a good pace. If you have one follow keep the fly moving don't stop. The Pike seem to be bunched and you may go an hour with out any action then have shots at 4 fish and land two in 10 minutes then not see anything for another 40 minutes.

Seven-day forecast 

Right through the weekend we are expecting fabulous weather. Cool at night but sunny and mid 60s -high 70's everyday! Now the Creek is low (232 cfs) and clear and getting colder but this is one of the best times of the year to be fishing. The Pike are putting on the food bag for a long Winter, the big wild Browns are starting to think about spawning in the tribs. We do need a good inch or two of rain to really get the Browns on the move though.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Foam Park Hopper 12-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Prince natural 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Conehead Rubber Bugger Green 14-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Eastern Trout Summer Selection white 6-10 Buy from Orvis.com
Gray Fox Variant Pink Buy from Orvis.com
Clouser Minnow 12-16 Buy from Orvis.com
Stream and Brook Fly Fishing
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