Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Freezing Temps

Despite the below-freezing temperatures all of our streams and creeks are taking their time to come down and come back in to fishing condition. Starting with the Oak Orchard River, there is still a lot of water flowing into the reservoir. Water flows are still high and the water color is still very dirty. It looks like it will take several more days before Oak Orchard River comes back down to fishing conditions. Productive flies for when the Oak Orchard finally starts to fish again, egg patterns in your favorite color size 8, white streamers size 6 and 4, black buggers size 6 and 4.

The smaller streams and creeks are still flowing high and off-color but at least these flows are now just starting to come in to fishing condition. Sandy Creek and all the other streams and creeks are now completely free of ice. However water flows remain high and off color, fishing conditions are just now starting to improve. Sandy should be at its best this coming week. There was not a big run of the Brown trout last fall for Sandy Creek. It will be interesting to see just how many drop back Browns are in Sandy to fish for this spring. However there is always the spring runs of steelhead. Productive Flies for Sandy Creek are chartreuse estaz egg size 8 and white zonker size 6.

There will be a fly tying demonstration at Coleman's fly shop on this Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. this is free to everyone so come and join in. This week's fly tying subject will be fly patterns for trout fishing the Genesee River. Pete Collins will be showing a few of his favorite Genesee River patterns and his handmade bamboo fly rods. If you have any questions the fly shop number is 585-352-4775.

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