|Working on his Oktober-Fest beer belly|
October is like a miracle month on my local river. September always seems to be very difficult but for some reason the carpin seems to perk up for just a short while in October. For no good reason I can see the fish get a little stronger and happier than September and apparently they too honor Oktober-Fest because this is when they get their fall beer-bellies.
Small olive soft-hackles were the main ticket for me again today with a little love on the worm but in the past October has been one of my best months for big (3") crayfish patterns like the Primordial Crust dead-drifted or on a super slow swing. You find allot of mature freshwater lobster this time of year in the river and it has always been my theory that carp are going scavenger. They are such a wonderfully adaptable species!
This little window of joy does not last long though. November and December are by far and away the hardest months in Colorado, so get while the gettin is good! Or at least not bad. And oh yeah - Stay thirsty my friends.