Tuesday, July 28, 2009




The fishing on Oatka Creek has been outstanding over the last two weeks. Probably some of the best Trico fishing I have seen in years. All of the wet cool rainy weather has created perfect conditions and the fishing is the proof. Judging by the way this week's weather forecast is looking, more normal temperatures. The bug activity will be happening a little earlier in the morning. We should see the Trico done finish hatching by 7 to 7:30 a.m. and spinners on the water by eight. My guess is that spinner fall should be over somewhere between 10 to 11 a.m. obviously this is all dependent on air temperature and if it's raining or not.

A few of tips for making the most of the Trico spinner fall. The first is to hunt along the creek and find a group of fish that is feeding study, and then stick with them. When the spinner fall gets underway there is a lot of flies on the water, you must be persistent. Second tip is, if time allows wait until the tail end of the spinner fall. Later in the morning when the bug start to thin out. The trout will still be feed aggressively and your fly has a better chance of being taking. One last tip. That is when the trout are feed as aggressively as they have been, you can get away with a little heavier tippit. Instead of using 7X tippits, go ahead and use 6X. A little heavier tippit will help with landing the fish faster and keep you and the fish out of trouble. There are several other little tricks of the trade when fishing the Trico hatch. Even though the fishing right now is outstanding, keep in mind these trout are not a pushover. We have been picking on these trout sense April and they know the game well. Wade softly, cast softly and accurately and of course be persistent.

Not:
Fishing the Trico hatch is notoriously very challenging. The flies are small the water is normally low and clear and the trout are now well educated. To be successful fishing this hatch you need to pull all the tracks. I am offering a hatch special for the Trico hatch on our local trout streams. We will start fishing around 6:30 a.m. and finish up late morning early afternoon. Obviously this timing will depend on the activity of the trout and bugs. For more information feel free to call the shop at 585-352-4775 or my cell at 585-233-0436.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Delaware River






This week we did some fishing in the Delaware River. It was good to be backing fishing this river. The Delaware has some of the beast mid summer hatches, of all rivers that I fish. This time we started fishing on the west branch. The water temps are generally better here this time of the year. What I like about fishing the Delaware River this time of the year, is the fishing pressure. There were about 10 people fishing in about 12 miles of river. The hatches are mostly BWO and sculptures size 18 to 20. This is classic fishing for big trout on light tippits. With cast of 30 to 50’ too trout between 14 to 18’’, with a 20’’ fish mixed in. Two day of floating we cover the entire length of the west branch of the Delaware. We found last of wildlife and pods of rising trout feeding on 18 and 20 BWOs. However for us we did not find the big fish this time. The trout we were seeing were between 10 to12”, small fish for the Delaware. The good news is that there is a big year class of trout growing up. The last day there was thunder storms and some of the feeder streams ware bumping muddy water into the river. This gave us an opportunity for some streamer fishing. When streamer fishing on the Delaware River. There is always a chance of catching a monster trout. This is a fish over the 5 pound mark.

The last few days the trico hatch has heavy. If you are waiting to fish the trico NOW is the time to go. The way the weather has been, the bugs are now hitting the water about 7:30 to 8:00 AM. Cool weather makes for a slow spinner fall, extending the fishing opportunities throughout the morning. For flies; trico spinner size 20, red variants size 16, ants size 18 and beetles size 16. If you are having trouble getting the fish to take a trico spinner. Consider trying an ants or a beetle to the same fish. Red variant make a good indicator flies to dropper off a trico spinner from. The only other change is that we have been getting a few fish to take a trico done, when we first start fishing.

Monday, July 13, 2009

We got Trico



The last few days the trico hatch has picked up. Let the trico games begin, spooky fish, small flies, long leaders, accurate casting, other words normal stuff for fishing the trico hatch. If you are waiting to fish the trico now is the time to go. The way the weather has been, the bugs have not hit the water in tell about 8:00 to 8:30 AM. Cool weather makes or a slow spinner fall, extending the fishing opportunities throughout the morning. For flies; trico spinner size 20, red variants size 16, aunts size 18 and beetles size 16. If you are having trouble getting the fish to take a trico spinner. Consider trying an aunt or a beetle to the same fish. Red variant make a good indicator flies to dropper off a trico spinner from.

Fall is coming upon us fast. The way the weather has been this summer, fist of the salmon run may be lest than 6 weeks away. Fishing to silver Chinook salmon with a swing fly, an opportunity that dos not happen every year. The word from the lake has been interesting to say the least. The wind has been a big issue, keeping the lakes water temperatures stirred up. This makes the fishing tough, almost impossible to locate the fish. When the weather does cooperate and the lake settles down. The Lake fishing has been outstanding. There has been some good report of chook salmon fishing recently. So far the best news is that the fishing pressure is way down this year, this means more fish for us. Other news relates to an extremely high numbers of Atlantic Salmon are being caught this year on the Lake. Most of these fish are between 18 and 22 inches, this makes these fish two years old. We could potentially have an actual fishable run of Atlantic Salmon next summer for the Salmon River. With all this in mind, It is not too early to make arrangements for the fall. This year when we fish the Salmon Rivers, Douglaston salmon run this fall. The DSR access fee of $30 will all be covered with our normal daily guide's fee. For more information feel free to call the shop at 585-352-4775 or my cell at 585-233-0436.

Not:
Fishing the trico hatch is notoriously very challenging. The flies are small the water is normally low and clear and the trout are now well educated. To be successful fishing this hatch you need to pull all the tracks. I am offering a hatch special for the trico hatch on our local trout streams. We will start fishing around 6:30 a.m. and finish up late morning early afternoon. Obviously this timing will depend on the activity of the trout and bugs. For more information feel free to call the shop at 585-352-4775 or my cell at 585-233-0436.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wet Week




This was a wet week for shore, just what we needed. All of our streams and creek are way up. We are going to have good fishing for the rest of the months.

Oatka Creek -- Water flows this week have been at levels that we would expect to see during the spring. Water flows at one point reached a level of over 3.10 during the weekend. Water flows on all of our streams and creeks are now settling back. Water color has also been at what I call moderately murky. These conditions are not ideal for dry fly fishing. However the streamer fishing this past week has been outstanding. This has been an ideal time to hunt for big trout. The trico hatch is just getting started. There is a few trico bouncing around Oatka last couple of days, but not enough to get the fish going. There is also then a morning hatch of a few very small but different mayflies. I know for certain that a few of these were extremely small B W Os, about a size 24. There was also a few other extremely small mayflies that I have not yet been able to identify yet. For now the trout have not been feeding on these small bugs. Water flows have been way too high for the trout to expend any energy feeding on these tiny bugs.

Spring Brook - The sulfur hatch is now all but over. Midges are now becoming more important. Most of these midges are going to be on the extremely small, that is size 24 and smaller. However scuds are always an excellent option along with a size 20 pheasant tail nymphs. Last week my hot fly was a size 12 brown wooly bugger.

Genesee River- the water flow on the Genesee River has finally settled down to a fishable level. Water flows have been to high to fish for about two weeks. This should be a good week of fishing for the Genesee River. The morning trico hatch should be starting soon. Along with this Hatch there is a evening Hatch of yellow drakes, this mayfly is a big bug a size 10. Sense this hatch happens at dusk I usually use a white wolf or a crème variant to imitate this fly.

Note ; Fishing the trico hatch is notoriously very challenging. The flies are small the water is normally low and clear and the trout are now well educated. To be successful fishing this hatch you need to pull all the tracks. I am offering a hatch special for the trico hatch on our local trout streams. We will start fishing around 6:30 a.m. and finish up late morning early afternoon. Obviously this timing will depend on the activity of the trout and bugs. For more information feel free to call the shop at 585-352-4775 or my cell at 585-233-0436.