At High Country Guide Service we pride ourselves on offering high quality educative, safe, and enjoyable trips day in and day out. A technique that we prefer to use ourselves and something we love to show our guests is "streamer fishing." This tactic is much more dynamic and advanced than just throwing in a wooly bugger. Whether you are interested in enticing the biggest predators in the river, wanting to target our Apex Predators in our tailwaters (Striped Bass), or just wanting a day of fun stripping fly line - we have the trip for you!
A streamer trip is just that - bigger heavier rods loaded with sinking lines, tips and shock corded leaders ready to wage battle with the biggest fish in the rivers. Certain times of the year can be focused on Striped Bass or Stripers - and given the right conditions we can help you land the trophy fish of your dreams!
With both tailwaters flowing in to the same reservoir - both fisheries create a combination of lucistrine and riverine runs of trout and lucistrine runs of Striped Bass. The migratory brown trout move up and down the systems foraging for baitfish and juvenile trout - while the stripers and lake run browns come in and out of the reservoir systems chasing forage and juvenile trout as well. While the Striped Bass may be seen as a nuisance and a problem for our trout populations - one thing they are absolutely doing is following the shad runs. Once the shad start to run in to our tailwater rivers these fish return year after year in bigger numbers ravaging the shad and yes, coincidentally effecting the trout population. We embrace change and see that perhaps this fishery will one day be the predominant species - to chase these Apex predators while they are on the feed is an incredible experience and should not be ignored!