It's a great time to be in the west. We've had heavy doses of sunshine and warm weather, resulting in some good fishing. The Skwala Stoneflies have just started to pop in the last week or so, and being able to thrown size 10 dries in March is a blessing. After not seeing many bugs all winter, the trout key in on these stones big time, and have provided some violent takes on the surface.
Cutthroat on a Skwala Dry
So next time your thinking about a fly fishing trip out west, don't forget spring....It can make for some of the best fishing of the year.
Trevor Anderson, 19, grew up hunting and fishing with his dad, Star Tribune outdoors columnist Dennis Anderson. He loves to fish, whether for muskies, walleyes, bass, or trout with a fly rod. In fall, he hunts waterfowl, upland game and deer with his bow.