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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

What can I say; Finely water flows have come down to a normal fishing level. It has been incredibly wet spring so far. Starting with the trout streams, Oatka creek is at, an ideal fishing level. Upper Genesee River is also at a good fishing flow right now. Time to get our trout streams. For the most part Hendrickson Hatch is over with the exception of evening spare falls. However from late morning to midafternoon there is still, a sporadic Blue Wang olive hatch. These are some of largest olives of the year; they are an honest size 16. We will be seeing the some light caddis soon. This first early caddis will be a size 14, We should see these bugs from midafternoon through evening time. Bug season on our trust streams is well underway. Fortunately for us we now have good water flows and hopefully the cool air temperatures will continue.
At this Point we would be packing up the big rods and shutting down the tributary program till this coming fall. However if you have been following what’s been going with the Salmon River this spring, you would be aware that we are actually having a small run of Atlantic Salmon. Looks like this program might be showing some real progress. As of this point the salmon river water flows now down to summer base levels 185 CFS. For us this is an ideal water flows for Atlantic salmon, the last few years I have put a lot of effort into figuring out this new fisheries. As of now I would rate Atlantic salmon fishing as having about a 50% chance of an encounter with an Atlantic salmon.  With odds like this we are approaching the quality of some of the best Atlantic salmon rivers in North America. Keep in mind we need to Fish through a lot of water and you need to fish a lot differently than I do for steelhead. I suspect this fishing should hold up until mid to late June, all depends on water temperature. Along with Atlantic Salmon we are catching a handful of small mouth bass, Nice buy catch when fishing for salmon. Some of these bass have been over the 5 pound mark. A real tough customer even with a 13 foot two hand rod.

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, May 7, 2017

Looks like we are gutting all the rain that we did not get last season, we’re getting it now. We have and are receiving consistently moderate to heavy rainfall. Right now this is very frustrating, we all want to get on our favorite trout stream and fish the Hendrickson Hatch instead of sitting at home tying more flies. Also with all the high water, it’s looking like the end of our steelheads season, Swing season is going to be a big washout. The Salmon River spent two days falling over 3000 CFS, now it is flowing at 1800 CFS Plus runoff. However not all is lost. Trout season last several months.
Despite all of our frustrations right now, this cold weather, rain and high water is going to help extend the bug hatches and give us some quality fishing through late May and June. All of this high water is good for the trout. Especially when you consider the fact that most of our trout streams is at lest in some way supplemented with stocked trout. The high water gives both covered and time for these trout to disburse and learn how to be basically a trout and eat bugs. Also water conditions will also stay in ideal conditions for the trout later in to this summer. Keep in mind the drought last summer and low water flows. We should not have much concern going into this summers trout fishing season with low water. There should be plenty of groundwater keeping all the springs flowing this summer. Looking forward, the end of this coming week. The weather looks to be improving considerably. Hopefully we can be on our favorite trust streams by then. Also as much as it has been raining hopefully we will not find ourselves in another summer dropped. We do need the rain to continue, Maybe not as intense.

Looks like we are having an honest relatively speaking run of Atlantic salmon. This is where we will have to wait for the water flows to come down so we can get back in river and see what’s going on with the Atlantic salmon. Over the last few years we have been experiencing a steady increase in the numbers of Atlantic. Hopefully this is an extension of that trend that we’ve been experiencing. I am hopeful, Due to the fact that present condition of the lakes forage base is beneficial to Atlantic salmon. The could be witnessing the return Atlantic Salmon to Lake Ontario and its tributaries. As for all the high water flows, this will definitely spread the salmon throughout the river very quickly. Even if the numbers are way higher and more fish than we’ve ever experienced, fishing for these fish is still going to be a coverage game.  The numbers the Fish are still going to be very low.  We will still need to cover water fast to find a fish that wants to play.

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