Monday, 17 June 2019
RiverBum Fly Fishing Gear

Fishing Tips with Matt Champion

ONCE AGAIN, IT'S TIME FOR FISHING TIPS HERE ON DAYTIME TRI-CITIES AND YOU KNOW, THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, WE HAVE BEEN WITH ROBERT KINNEY AT SOUTH OLSON RIVER FLY SHOP

WE HAVE BEEN GETTING GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT BEING OUT HERE ON THE WATER TODAY WE'RE ACTUALLY OUT ON THE WATER WITH MATT CHAMPION, AND MATT, APPRECIATE YOU HAVING US OUT HERE YOU'RE WELCOME LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS RIVER, THIS TAIL WATER BELOW SOUTH HOLSON DAM WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER ONE TIP FOR FOLKS OUT HERE CHASING TROUT? WHEN THE WATER IS LOW AND CLEAR LIKE IT IS TODAY, USE LIGHTER LINE

6, 7X WOULD BE YOUR NORMAL RIGHT THE FISH, AS YOU CAN TELL, THERE'S NOT A LOT OF CURRENT IT'S SUPER CLEAR, SUN'S BRIGHT THEY WILL SEE YOUR LINE SO WE NEED TO, YOU KNOW, GO DOWN, A LOT OF TIMES YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT FOAM BUT IF THEY'RE REFUSING, IT YOU NEED TO DROP YOUR TICKET SIZE

ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO DISGUISE THAT LINE, AND GOING SMALLER IS PROBABLY THE WAY TO GO FLORA CARBON HELPS WITH THAT, TOO, BECAUSE IT DOES SINK YOU WANT TO USE A MONO LEADER, ESPECIALLY FISHING ON TOP WE HAVE BEEN SEEING TROUT RISING OUT HERE WHAT'S THE HATCH? WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW? WHAT ARE THEY EATING MOSTLY

RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE SULFURS AND MIDGES MAINLY COMING OFF WHAT YOU'RE SEEING OUT RIGHT NOW IS LITTLE MIDGES COMING OFF BUT THE SULFUR HATCH HAS BEEN COMING OFF ABOUT EVERY DAY AROUND THREE OR SO SO IT'S BEEN GOOD FISHING FROM THREE UNTIL FIVE, SIX, SOMETHING LIKE THAT I KNOW IT'S SOMETIMES DIFFICULT, A LOT OF FOLKS THINK I NEED TO GET OUT THERE EARLY IN THE MORNING, LATE IN THE AFTERNOON, BUT REALLY, THERE'S A PATTERN FOR EVERY TIME OF DAY ON THIS RIVER, ISN'T THERE? THAT'S THE GOOD THING ABOUT TROUT

THEY EAT SMALL FOOD SO THEY HAVE TO EAT CONSTANTLY IT'S UNLIKE LAKE FISHING OR WHATEVER WHERE THEY EAT BIG MEALS, TROUT HAVE TO EAT CONSISTENTLY THEY'RE GOING TO FEED THROUGHOUT THE DAY THERE MAY BE SLOW PERIOD BUT THEY'RE GOING TO FEED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND I LIKE THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES IT'S BEAUTIFUL JUST TO BE OUT HERE

AND YOU SEE THIS RIVER BEHIND US, AND IT'S SO CLEAR BUT, YOU KNOW, IT MAKES FISHING JUST A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT WHEN IT'S CLEAR LIKE THAT IT DOES YOU HAVE TO USE A LITTLE MORE STOUT WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO GET IN ON THEM YOU CAN'T BE QUITE AS NOISY

PRESENTATION NEEDS TO BE A LITTLE BETTER OTHER THAN THAT, WATER'S STILL COLD THEY'RE STILL HAPPY YOU WANT FOLKS TO COME BY THE FLY SHOP AND BOOK A TRIP YES, SIR

MATT CHAMPION, THANK YOU FOR HAVING US OUT YOU'RE WELCOME WE'LL BE VISITING MORE WITH

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