Delayed Harvest

Delayed Harvest Fishing in the Fall

Hey all – it’s Delayed Harvest time – and we’re not talking pumpkins! For fly-fishers, delayed harvest fishing starts in October and ends at the beginning of June. For avid fisherman, you can sense the excitement in the air! What delayed harvest essentially means is that when you catch a fish during delayed harvest time, it’s solely catch them and then release them back into the water (don’t forget to make sure your hands are wet before you touch them). 

The delayed harvest program started in the early 1990’s with four streams and has grown substantially since that time. Delayed harvest streams are stocked from hatcheries in the Fall and Spring, which is why October is such a popular time to fish! Delayed harvest waters are marked with black and white signs and may be fished with artificial lures (often nymphs and wooly buggers in the Fall) on a single hook. 

This is the perfect time to learn to fish during this beautiful season so give Curtis Wright Outfitters a call at 877-450-3474 to set up a trip!