Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We are finally seeing some dryer weather, If it only last for a few days. Looks like all rivers and streams are coming into or now in good fishing conditions.
True to form the trout are in the Midsummer picky mood. Some things never change, the trout knows the game. We need to be on our game this time of year. All the summer hatches our hedges are now coming off and all of our trout waters. Bugs will vary from watershed to watershed but generally speaking, Look for Tricos in the morning this is a small mayfly a size 20 and comeback in massive swarms, depending on air temperatures you’ll need to be in order summer between 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM and expect the fishing to be over by mid to late morning. Ware there is Isonycnia this will be a late evening hatch. This is a large bug a size 10. I have my best luck fishing a Isoncnia nymph, and then at desk shifting over to a rusty spinner.
Even though it is midsummer, and we have trout fishing and May flies on our mind. Salmon season is only 3 weeks away. It may seem early but it is not, especially if you have to make arrangements for lodging. Also the preliminary reports that I am receiving from the lake fisherman is very encouraging, they are experiencing very good salmon fishing out on the lake. Things are looking hopeful. The high water levels, that we’ve been hearing about on the lake is not affected the fish stacks at all. If anything the Lake high water levels has helped how are caused. Because of flooding a lot of boat traffic is not been able to access the lake until recently. The fishing pressure family has been unusually light. Also over the past two weeks there has been an extremely light trickle of salmon coming into the Salmon River. One of those deals where if you hunt hard enough, you just might find a salmon. Right now all I can say is everything looking good for some early to mid September salmon fishing. Hopefully this trend will continue.
Note;
Early fall we are offering a mixed fishing day. Fishing for salmon in the morning. This can be fishing for Chinook salmon of Atlantic salmon, depending on available.  For the afternoon, heading off to the brook trout water, for some dry fly fishing. we will be offering this until mid September when the salmon fishing becomes more consistent.


Friday, June 30, 2017

The Spey nation event was great success.  It was good to see everyone there and have the chance to catch up and do a little fishing. It is now late June and most of our major hatches are starting to wind down. For the most part the sulfur hatch is pretty much over, however there is still a few even sulfur spinners around. For now most of the fishing activity is still happening late evening. We will be seeing a sharp drop and insect activity for the next few weeks. Basically we are between our spring mayfly and caddis hatches and the summer hatches. Keep in mind there is going to be a wide variation in hatch activity from one watershed to the next, for another few weeks. But for now we are between hatches and it will be a few weeks before the summer hatches are coming off and the fish are feeding on the bugs. The up coming hatches will mostly be made up of isoychlidae and trico, so get tying.

This past week was a cool one with plenty of rain scattered throughout the area. Just kept water temperatures and water flows in excellent condition. Because of this will need to continue moderating water flows on individual bases. One river may be in ideal fishing condition in the next going wait too high to consider fishing. This is a result of hit and miss storms, we are now experiencing. We will be seeing our summer fly box coming into play soon. Old standby’s Beatles and ants are now going to be standard patterns from this point especially for the morning fishing timeslot.
Just a reminder, Even though it’s Midsummer, fall is coming. It’s not too early to make you fall plans. The reports are coming from the lake for some the best that I’ve heard in the last three years. Looks like are rebounding in the lake.

Note;
We are now offering a full menu of fishing and trout fishing options.

* For those who enjoy technical trout fishing or like to brush up on your skills our Spring Creek fishing would be an excellent option. Our Spring Creek is always in fishing condition.

* We will be heading to the upper Genesee river this is one of the best dry fly fishing rivers around in my opinion.

* Anyone who would like to get away from everything we are offering off the grand brook trout fishing.

* For those of you who like Bass fishing we have both small mouth bass river fishing and some great surface action for both smallmouth and large mouth bass.

* Atlantic Salmon - anyone Interested please contact me.
 If any of these options interest you please feel free to contact me, My cell is 585-233-0436


Sunday, June 18, 2017

The hot whether definitely is leaving its mark with the trout fishing. As predicted the bug hatch times did move back wall onto the evening hours. We also had a strong band of thunderstorms work through the area this past week. As result we will need to monitor water flows before heading on stream. Starting with Oatke Creek and surrounding smaller trout streams, the suffer hatch continues, Because of the heat most of the hatch activity has been pushed back to dark. Along with suffer and the suffer spinners there is also some caddis hatching and in a few spots we’re starting to see a mayfly known as a yellow Drake. We are getting a few fish using a variety of small nymphs and wet flies, while we’re waiting for the evening hatch activities. Flies we are using are as followed; size 16 hairs ear and pheasant tail. As for the wet flies, we are using a large variety pattern ranging in sizes from 16 to 14. we have not seen much of a preference for one pattern over another, long as it looks like some sort of emerging caddis. As for are bigger Trout Rivers, the same bug hatch pattern continues here too, most of the bug activity is around dark. For now the big bugs are over, however there is still a variety of caddis and even a few stonefly still hatching. The same wet fly techniques are producing fish during the day and into the early evening. Even though the water flows have come down and made dry fly fishing easier. We are still having decent luck with streamer fishing for some larger trout. Looking forward into next week, Weather prediction is not for as much heat. Hopefully the cooler weather will allow the bugs to come back earlier in the evening and extend our productive fishing window.

Just a reminder; I would like to mention that this coming weekend, June 24, will be the annual Spey Nation gathering at the Pineville boat access on the Salmon River. The mission is free and there’ll be a lunch provided for free for everyone who attends. I will be doing a casting demonstration at 9 AM in the morning. I get to lead off the demonstrations that day. Bring your waiters and try out all the new equipment. Also anyone that traveling any distance and may need lodging. I would suggest you contact the folks at the Douglaston salmon run. Right now they have the best deal going for lodging. You get a house for $60 per person a night this is there summer rate. The houses are very nice and they can accommodate and individual to a large group. This is my opinion the best lodging deals in town. You can contact the Douglas salmon run at 315-298-6672

Note;
We are now offering a full menu of fishing and trout fishing options.

* For those who enjoy technical trout fishing or like to brush up on your skills our Spring Creek fishing would be an excellent option. Our Spring Creek is always in fishing condition.

* We will be heading to the upper Genesee river this is one of the best dry fly fishing rivers around in my opinion.

* Anyone who would like to get away from everything we are offering off the grand brook trout fishing.

* For those of you who like Bass fishing we have both small mouth bass river fishing and some great surface action for both smallmouth and large mouth bass.

* Atlantic Salmon - anyone Interested please contact me.

 If any of these options interest you please feel free to contact me, My cell is 585-233-0436

Monday, June 12, 2017

This coming week is going to be more summer like, the warm weather is going to affect the bug hatches and of course the fishing. With a warm weather the timing of the bug hatches is going to be moved back closer to late evening. I would suggest being prepared to finish well into he Evening hours. Often bug and fish activity will not start until after sun set. This is definitely fishing the B shift. There still can be a lout of bugs, when we have warm spells like this, evening hatch can be come almost an explosion of insect and fish activity. It pays to be well prepared. Often the activity can be intense but brief. Having a second rod pre-rig, or even pre-rig your tandem flies can save you a lot of time when the action is happening. Starting with Oatke Creek We will be seeing a lot of Sulfur spinners and a few different varieties of caddis. Most of the feeding activity will be on the sulfur spinners. As for the bigger trout rivers we were fishing the green Drake hatch, the hatch is all but over now. This was a productive hatch this spring. The green Drakes lived up to the reputation for big fish. Even in higher then normal water flows, the Drakes ware able to bring up the fish. We ware able to experience some great dry fly-fishing. A long with the Green Drakes there was three other mayflies hatching, Gray faxes, Blue wing olives and one mayfly and I am not familiar with. As always you can find stoneflies and caddis hatching just about anywhere this time of year. Going forward I anticipate the hatches to continue at a strong pace, and water flows to remain at a good fishing levels for all Trout creeks and rivers. June is an ideal month for the dry fly-fishing fisherman. Keep in mind; if you’re interested we have dates available.

Just a reminder; I would like to mention that this month on June 24, will be the annual Spey Nation gathering at the Pineville boat access on the Salmon River. The mission is free and there’ll be a lunch provided for free for everyone who attends. I will be doing a casting demonstration at 9 AM in the morning. I get to lead off the demonstrations that day. Bring your waiters and try out all the new equipment. Also anyone that traveling any distance and may need lodging. I would suggest you contact the folks at the Douglaston salmon run. Right now they have the best deal going for lodging. You get a house for $60 per person a night this is there summer rate. The houses are very nice and they can accommodate and individual to a large group. This is my opinion the best lodging deals in town. You can contact the Douglas salmon run at 315-298-6672

Note;
We are now offering a full menu of fishing and trout fishing options.

* For those who enjoy technical trout fishing or like to brush up on your skills our Spring Creek fishing would be an excellent option. Our Spring Creek is always in fishing condition.

* We will be heading to the upper Genesee river this is one of the best dry fly fishing rivers around in my opinion.

* Anyone who would like to get away from everything we are offering off the grand brook trout fishing.

* For those of you who like Bass fishing we have both small mouth bass river fishing and some great surface action for both smallmouth and large mouth bass.

* Atlantic Salmon - anyone Interested please contact me.
 If any of these options interest you please feel free to contact me, My cell is 585-233-0436


Friday, June 9, 2017

This weeks water flows are finally setting down. However like we will need to keep a close eye on warm clothes on her favorite trout streams. The good news is we have lots of bugs. The Sulfurs are hatching everywhere, for the most part they are a late afternoon evening hatch. The mid day bugs are caddis, Bring a large variety because there’s a bunch of them. Also expect to see Great faxes and even a few March Brown’s and Blue wing olives. Right now is prime mayfly and caddis time. This coming week they are predicting scattered rain showers for the entire Area. We will need to keep a close eye water flows on all of our rivers and creeks. Keep in mind that rising water flows can produce some very productive fishing. You might not be able to do it with a dry fly, but with nymphs and streamers. We have been having the best success with, hairs ear, pheasant tails, Sulfur nymphs. When the water flows are up we have been using Black, Brown and olive Willy buggers, Golden Stone fly nymphs.
The up coming weather prediction has some cool air temperatures in it. If you are planning on going to do some evening fishing and catching a spinner fall. Keep in mind that air temperatures are going to be important. Mayfly spinners do not like air temperature to be below 60°. If the temperatures drop below that magical 60° they will stay in the trees. If it has been too cool for the evening spinner drops for a couple of days be prepared for a heavy spinner fall once conditions become favorable.
I would like to mention that this month on June 24, will be the annual Spey nation gathering at the Pineville boat access on the Salmon River. The mission is free and there’ll be a lunch provided for free for everyone who attends. I will be doing a casting demonstration at 9 AM in the morning. I get to lead all the demonstrations that day. Bring your waiters and try out all the new equipment. Also anyone that straddling any distance may need lodging. I would suggest you contact the folks at the Douglaston salmon run. Right now they have the best deal going for lodging. You get a house for $60 per person a night is summer rate. The houses are very nice and they can accommodate and individual to a large group. This is my opinion the best lodging deals in town. You can contact the Douglas salmon run at 315-298-6672


Note;
We are now offering a full menu of fishing and trout fishing options.

* For those who enjoy technical trout fishing or like to brush up on your skills our Spring Creek fishing would be an excellent option. Our Spring Creek is always in fishing condition.

* We will be heading to the upper Genesee river this is one of the best dry fly fishing rivers around in my opinion.

* Anyone who would like to get away from everything we are offering off the grand brook trout fishing.

* For those of you who like Bass fishing we have both small mouth bass river fishing and some great surface action for both smallmouth and large mouth bass.

* Atlantic Salmon - anyone Interested please contact me.

 If any of these options interest you please feel free to contact me, My cell is 585-233-0436