Monday, September 22, 2008

Bluebird Weather

Salmon River, Pulaski, NY - We could use some rain, right now the water flow is running at 335 CFS. I do not expect this water flow to last much longer. My feeling is we will be seeing a decrease in flow down to 285 CFS. This may seem low, however compared to last year, it is still a very good flow to fish. The salmon will have absolutely no problem running the river.
The beautiful early fall weather has been making the salmon fishing challenging. Blue skies, bright sunny days do not make for good salmon fishing weather. Weather conditions like these are one of the reasons why the salmon are reluctant to migrate out of the estuary and up into the river. However we are talking about fish, and once we think we have the fish figured out, they change all the rules. Despite the bright weather, the salmon could and have in the past all of a sudden start moving upstream for no apparent reason. Productive flies have been; Brown and copper, black and silver woolly buggers size 6 and 4, Coho candy, boss. This is basically the story for the lower portion of the river.
Up river is another story, both the lower and upper fly fishing zone is full of salmon and there is small mix of steelhead and a few Brown trout. Some of the salmon especially in the upper fly fishing zone have been there for a few weeks. You have to fish through the pool to find a salmon that is willing to play. However new salmon arrive each night. Because of bright sunny weather most of the salmon movement is happening at night. This goes for the entire length of the river, including the DSR. Productive flies for this part of the river have been; black stone flies size 10 through 6, black and silver woolly buggers size 6, green butt black bear size 4.

Note; I still have prime days available in September 28 and October 8, 19, 25. For November Brown trout and steelhead, I still have 18, 26, 28, 29, 30 is still available. Call the fly shop the number is 585-352-4775 my cell number is 585-233-0436 or e-mail me at

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