Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Cold Snap. Hopefully The Last!

As of 3/06/06 - We have a cold snap once again. Hopefully this will be the last one for the winter. I am probably not the only one who is getting a little antsy, and wants to get back to fishing. Last week's rainfall caused the Genesee River to rise, hopefully it will settle back down soon. The rain also had an effect on the Oak Orchard River and our Sandy Creek. Oak Orchard River water flow has risen over the past weekend. This increase in water flow should wake up the steelhead in the Oak. During the winter it often takes a good pulse of water to start up the fishing in the Oak Orchard River. As for Sandy Creek, the upper portions of the creek are starting to show signs of the ice opening up. In the rest of Sandy the Ice still has the Creek locked up and hopefully we can be back to fishing Sandy soon.

The Salmon River in Pulaski has been fishing fairly decent for winter steelhead. Especially the lower river from sportsman's pool on down to Douglaston salmon run. During cold snaps, like the one we are having now, slush ice often make the lower river impossible to fish. During warm spells the slush ice is never a problem and it would be wise to spend most the fishing time in the lower river. The Douglaston Salmon Run is fishable down to the Josh pool. The fishing techniques have been bottom fishing with egg flies, pheasant tails, hairs ears, soft hackle nymphs and black and olive stone flies.

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