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Old 10-16-2017, 07:46 PM
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Default How late for grayling

I'm just wondering how late people continue to fish for grayling? I typically don't go out much past Thanksgiving because I find that my stream starts to really drop off by the end of September. I think that's because the fish have moved farther downstream. However, if you can find a good wintering pool is it worthwhile fishing right up until the season closes (or until the river ices over - whatever comes first)?

Thanks for any thoughts on this.
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:44 AM
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I'm just wondering how late people continue to fish for grayling? I typically don't go out much past Thanksgiving because I find that my stream starts to really drop off by the end of September. I think that's because the fish have moved farther downstream. However, if you can find a good wintering pool is it worthwhile fishing right up until the season closes (or until the river ices over - whatever comes first)?

Thanks for any thoughts on this.
Never targeted them after Sept long weekend, have caught some nice Grayling on Pickerel Rigs in the Athabasca after sept long though, and Lakers.
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:51 PM
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It's good right up until the season closes. The longer you wait the more concentrated they'll be in their wintering holes.
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:15 AM
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Up in fox creek this week going to try and hit the little smoky, what fly patterns are going to work there?
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:41 AM
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Up in fox creek this week going to try and hit the little smoky, what fly patterns are going to work there?


I was there mid Sept and our best dries were Royal Wulff and EHC. Nymphing was the best option though, with a BH Prince and Pheasant Tail being our most successful.


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Old 10-18-2017, 08:21 PM
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Thanks for the comments. I might head out this weekend.

During my last trip the grayling were very quiet up until about 1 p.m. or so. Spots that I didn't catch much in the morning were quite productive in the afternoon. A bit strange and not what I see in the late summer.
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