Saturday, June 2, 2007

Low Water Trout Fishing

We need rain badly! All of our streams are showing the effects from the dry weather. Because of the lack of rain all of the streams are now fishing like mid summer. The best times to fish right now are early morning and late afternoon. There is not much bug and fish activity in the middle of the day. Fortunately, so far the water temperatures in all or streams are holding up fairly well, despite a few hot days.

The last few evenings have been warm and this has triggered heavy Sulphur spinner falls. Evening fishing on the Oatka boils down to about a half an hour to an hour of very hectic bug and fish activity. You'll often see sulphur duns hatching and sulpur spinners returning at the same time. When this happens, it can be very challenging to decide what the fish want to eat at that moment. To make matters worse sometimes a particular trout can shift from feeding on dunns to spinners and back again.

As for what is hatching on the Springbrook, Oatka and the Genesee River; very little has changed other than the water flows continue to drop. Fish morning and evenings and continue to use the same fly patterns that I have suggested previously. For those of you who are new to my postings, the suggested flies are as follows: sulphur duns, sulpur spinners, gray fox, march Brown, blue wing olives and white wolfs. As for nymphs; hairs ears and pheasant tails.

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