Otter Creek - Mid to Lower

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Fish top water flies at dark. Nothing like having a Smallmouth Bass or Northern Pike explode on a fly that your working back to you on the surface. The anticipation of the strike is one of the best parts about this technique! I like to use Mouse/Rat patterns, Dalberg Divers, Bird patterns and Frog poppers. Many times I fish them with line that has a sink-tip built in. This way I can cast right into the back of log jams and work the fly on the surface over submerged timber and not get snagged. But by the time the fly is back to my kayak it's under the water about 6" to 12" depending on if I count to ten before I start my retrieve. The action on a fly that is trying to float that your trying to sink is so erratic and it drives predator fish crazy!

Seven-day forecast 

The current flow of the Otter is 130CFS with great clarity. The water temp is in the low 70's. It does not get much lower than 130cfs so rain is much needed. We may have rain on Wednesday but otherwise the next week looks pretty dry.

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
Gray Fox Variant Pink Buy from Orvis.com
Stream and Brook Fly Fishing
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