Thursday, December 27, 2007

Shaping Up

I get out to day to see how the streams are shaping up. Starting with the Oak Orchard River; the Oak is just on the muddy side of fishing. Give the Oak a few more days and the dirty water will not be a good excuse for not catching fish. Over the years I have found, if I can see my feet in two feet of water, then the water is clear enough to fish. During the winter the fish need to look at the fly a little longer. When the water temperature is above 40 the muddy water is not as big of an issue.

Even though the water at the Oak was on the muddy side, we did manage to catch a few fish. The Brown trout came to streamers and the steelhead on egg fly.

Over the weekend we did receive enough rain to blow the ice out of the smaller area streams. If you are thinking of fishing these streams, be careful the backs are covered with ice.

The Genesee River: forget it this river is blown out and it is going to stay that way for some time to come.

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