The fall fishing and pheasant hunting season is just around the corner at Six Lakes Resort and Fishing Preserve. September and October are two of our favorite months of the year at Six Lakes. The fall fishing gets good as the weather cools down and the trout feed heavily to get ready for the winter months and the pheasant hunting kicks off at Pleasant Valley Hunting Preserve. It is an amazing time of year to be at Six Lakes enjoying some outdoor adventures and making memories with your family.
As the weather cools down at night in September the water temperature in the lakes cools down and the trout feed much of the day. Trout love water temperatures between 55 and 60 degrees and as the water temperature cools down in September trout become very active much of the day and feed heavily. In the fall months trout feed primarily on small minnows, leeches, midges, small mayflies, ants, and grasshoppers. Woolly buggers and leeches are effective patterns to use in the fall months as they imitate small minnows and leeches. It is also effective to hang midges a few feet off a foam ant or grasshopper pattern and cast along submerged rocks and woody debris. Fish that are hiding among the rocks or wood will pick up the midge or the dry fly. In the evenings small mayflies will often hatch and a parachute adams, klinkhammer, or ant with a midge dropped off will work great during these evening mayfly hatches.
The pheasant hunting season kicks off September 15 just down the road at Pleasant Valley Hunting Preserve. Between September 15 and November 30 is a great time for family and friends to come out and fish and bird hunt together. Groups can hunt in the morning and fish all evening. It is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the outdoors.
This fall come out to Six Lakes Resort and Fishing Preserve with your family and friends and enjoy some amazing fishing and bird hunting!