Monday, February 23, 2009

Winter Relapse

I thought I would show you a small preview of what is coming this spring. There is nothing like photographs of steelhead to help aggravate a bad case of spring fever. For now all we can do is enjoy another relapse of winter. The colder temperatures and snow fall has temporarily plugged our smaller creeks and streams back up with ice and slush. This time around it should not take much to clear the ice out. Hopefully these creeks will be free of ice by the weekend. As for Oak Orchard River water flows should be just about ideal, however the water color is still going to be stained. As long as there is about 18 inches of reasonable visibility this should not be a problem.

I still have prime days open for spring steelhead fishing, both on the Salmon River and in the Western New York rivers. If you are interested or have any questions do not hesitate to e-mail me or give a call.

Spring Steelhead Newsletter

Spring is coming upon us very quickly. So will the spring steelhead run. It has been a very cold and snowy winter. We all are looking forward to getting back to fishing on our favorite streams and rivers. Those of you that have been following the steelhead fishing are aware that we once again had a fantastic fall. 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.

Last spring the Oak Orchard River steelhead fishing was very good. The Oak 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.

The Salmon River has been receiving consistent strong runs of Steelhead since last October. What has really given me great hope for the spring has been how well this river has fishing 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 should once again produce some excellent Steelhead fishing this spring.

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 up so it would be wise not to wait too long.

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