Thursday, February 21, 2008

Another Cold Week

Spring steelhead fishing is not far off. The photograph – a steelhead for the Salmon River in med April

This has been another cold week, more fly tying. The Oak Orchard River is in good fishing condition. The ice in not a problem and the water flow and color is about ideal. The weather for next week is going to be warmer so hopefully we can get back to fishing. It will take some time for the ice to clear out of Sandy Creek, but once this happens we will be able to enjoy a mixed bag of spring run Steelhead and winter holdover Brown trout.

This Saturday at Coleman's fly shop, we will be holding a fly tying demonstration. The demonstration starts at 1 p.m. the tying subject for this Saturday is Pete Collins, he will be tying his flies for the Genesee River.

Spring Steelhead Newsletter

Even though it may not look like it outside, spring is coming upon us very quickly. So will the spring steelhead run. The way the rivers have been fishing this winter, it is starting to look like the spring steelhead run is already getting underway. If you have been following the steelhead fishing since last fall, this is not news to you at all. Last fall we experienced one of the best fall runs of steelhead ever. The best part of this is that the fishing has continued to be far above average right through this winter. I see no reason not to expect the quality of the fishing to carry on into the spring.

The fishing access issues for the Oak Orchard River have been cleared up. It is going to be good to be back fishing the Oak once again this spring. The Oak Orchard River has a reputation of producing fantastic spring run steelhead fishing. As long as the Oak receives strong water flows I suspect we are going to have good steelhead fishing starting in March. The same goes for Sandy Creek. Once the ice clears out, we will be able to enjoy a mixed bag of spring run Steelhead and winter holdover Brown trout.

I have high hopes for this spring, forward steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. The Salmon has been receiving consistent strong runs of Steelhead since last October. What has really given me great hopes for the spring has been how well this river has fished all winter. I'm looking forward to fishing the Salmon River once the steelheads start their spawning cycle. Just think about it for a minute..... Steelheads have been piling in to the Salmon River since mid-October, and are now going to spawn and then drop out of the River. The Salmon River this spring should produce some of the best Steelhead fishing we have experienced in a long time.

My spring fishing schedule is as follows. I will be fishing the rivers in the Western end of like Ontario, Oak Orchard, Sandy Creek and when possible the Genesee River. I will start fishing these rivers as soon as the ice leaves and go until the 15th to the 20th of April, depending on fishing conditions. At this point I will move to the Salmon River at Pulaski New York. I will fish the Salmon River until mid to late May, depending on how well the Steelhead runs last. After this, I will be back home and fish the local trout streams.

Final note, if you're interested in fishing with me this spring, please consider getting in contact with me soon so you can ensure the dates that you would like to fish. My spring calendar is starting to fill so it would be wise not to wait too long.

For more information, contact:
JAY PECK 585-352-4710

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