Ruby River Report
The Ruby is a nice option in the late summer and early fall months. The water is at a great level right now keeping the fish in a variety of water types. Below the dam the nymph fishing is best with smaller technical spring creek style patterns on lighter flourocarbon tippet. Small hopper patterns in the faster water can make for some explosive strikes if you find a willing fish.
The Month Ahead:
Terrestrials will remain a staple in the trouts' diet until the first major frost for the region, usually sometime in September. Look for the brown trout to start expressing pre-spawn aggression. This will make them more likely to target streamers. Small to mid size streamer patterns are a great match for this smaller sized body of water.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Ruby is a nice smaller wade option in October. The browns get aggressive and the streamer fishing can be solid for medium sized trout up to 20”.