November is one of the best months to fly fish at Falcon’s Ledge Lodge. The trout in the private lakes are feeding actively and getting ready for a long winter ahead. The fishing has been good this November so far. We have been seeing nice rainbows, browns, and tiger trout coming out of many of the lakes. We have also been catching nice rainbows, browns, and brook trout in the local rivers around the lodge. It is some of the best Utah fall fly fishing in the state.
The fishing on the Falcon’s Ledge lakes has been good and will continue to be steady until they freeze over. Fishing with woolly buggers, leeches, chironomids, and midges has been working well. One of our favorite techniques this time of year is to hang a black or brown balanced leech off a strike indicator. Many fishermen also have good success hanging chironomids and zebra midges off strike indicators about 3 to 5 feet. The last two weeks of November we have found that fishing a woolly bugger or leech on a sinking line with a nymph dropped off a couple feet is one of the most effective ways to fish just before winter. We like a brown or black woolly bugger with a red copper john or hot head nymph dropped off are about the best patterns to use when fishing with this technique.
Brown trout and tiger trout get more active during the day this time of year and it is one of the best times of the year to catch trophy brown and tiger trout. Willow Falls and Arrowhead Lakes both have large brown trout and are great lakes to fish this time of year if you are trying to catch a trophy brown trout. Green Meadow, Arrowhead, and Nighthawk Lakes all have nice tiger trout and are great lakes to target if you have never caught a tiger trout or are looking for a trophy tiger.
We hope to see you soon for some Utah fall fly fishing at Falcon’s Ledge Lodge!