Friday, October 24, 2008

Big Brown

About the photograph, this exceptional Brown trout was caught by Jeremy. It weighed in at 16 pounds. Male Brown trout this big are extremely rare, I will only see a small handful of male Browns that way in at over 15 pounds each season.

At least for the Salmon River the salmon are now becoming scarce. I now only see an occasional salmon entering the river, when fishing the DSR. The large concentrations of spawning salmon have pretty much died off. There are still a few pairs of salmon finishing up with their spawning, here and there in the upper river. For the most part the salmon run for the Salmon River is over. Hopefully most of the salmon fishermen will soon realize this and go home. There is still a fair amount of fishing pressure in the top half the river, hopefully this to will soon taper off.

Water flows have remained constant over the week as of now water release is at 335 CFS this water flow will continue through the weekend. The only fluctuations we've had in the water flow has been from rain runoff. So far this fall we have enjoyed some of the best water flows in years.

The cool weather has continued to cause the water temperatures to drop over last few days. This has also kept the fishing pace slower than last week. However air temperatures, water temperatures and the fish are all starting to acclimate and the fishing is starting to come back to normal. We are still experiencing the best fishing from midmorning through the afternoon. The late start is from water temperature fluctuations, once water temperature start to warm up around midmorning this usually triggers a bite.

Productive flies: flies for both the Steelhead and Brown trout have been very consistent, unlike the salmon fishing this fall. For egg patterns Oregon cheese and orange nuclear roe bugs size 8. For wet flies green butt picket pin size 2, brown and copper woolly buggers size 6 and 4, Mr. rubber legs size 4.

Note: I still have November, 26, 28, 29, 30 is still available. December is wide open, 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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