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.

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.

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