February 3, 2017 admin

Brookville Tailwater Fishing Report 2.3.17

Brookville Tailwater Fishing Report 2.3.17

Brookville Tailwater has been fishing good during the winter season. Flows have been varying, but in most cases, the river has been consistent in flows and bite. Not to far in the near future, the flows will increase due to spring rains and pool levels of the lake. This is a great time of the year to get you nymphing skills polished and tweaked for the upcoming season.

Great patterns to use on the river right now are pheasant tails, hares ears, princes, san juan, mysis shrimp, caddis pupa, and anything that has red in it (Copper john with a  little red wire). The river is producing some nice fish with patience and anglers are reporting back that the bite is consistent for most of the day as long as the sun stays behind the clouds. When the sun comes up, dry a wet fly swing with some neutral color soft hackles.

If you are a streamer angler, test a couple new patterns. With the varying flows you will have some high, mid, and low water to test out some new flies. Olive, white, and black are definite go to colors. Size dependent on levels.

As noted in other reports, our staff at the fly shop will be attending the Cincy BUFF Fly Show on Saturday. Stop by the booth and come say hi! If you are planning to hit the river this weekend. Sat or Sunday should be good. It is low and clear right now, so be cautious and more stealthy on your presentations and rigging style!

Good Luck


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