Friday, November 20, 2009






Low water still plagues all the smaller area streams and creeks. We need a lot of rain. The rain we have received over the lost two days is not mash help. Hopefully we will get more rain over the next week. For now Oak Orchard River has the best water flow and the most fish. Oak Orchard River has been receiving supplemental water flow from the canal system. This extra water flow is a reason why the Oak has the best water flow of all the rivers in the area. Productive flies for the Oak is still egg flies in the normal colors.
The Genesee River is coming in to excellent fishing condition. Water clarity has improved and the steelheads are in. Most of the fishing action is in the pocket water up by the falls and the power house. When fishing here where you wet weather gear, the spray from the falls is like a steady driving rain. The power house is off-line and entire flow is coming over the falls.
The Salmon River is where I have found my best fishing. Despite the fact that water flows have remained a study 335 CFS for almost a month now. At least there is a decent flow of water. Because of the there also has been a large of the normal amount of fishing pressure. Western New York is not the only place suffering from low water flows. We have been finding the steelhead spread out throughout the entire river. For the steelhead fishing, it is the same old story. The more water you cover the more fish you will encounter. The best steelhead fishing is in the lower river. Even though there is more steelhead in the upper river. The steelheads in the lower have seen lest fishing pressure and are more willing to bite.
This time of the year, everyone is looking for big Brown trout. Normally I can find all the big Browns we want to catch in western New Yorks creeks and rivers. This year the best fishing for big brown trout has been on the Salmon River. Every fall has its challenges and this fall is no exception.

The dates that are still open for November are 27, 28, and 29. I also have a lot of days available for the month of December. Despite the cooler weather December can be a great month for fishing for both Brown trout and steelhead. By December I'll be fishing both the Western New York tributaries and the Salmon River. If you are interested, give the shop a call at 585-352-4775 or my cell phone at 585-233-0436. When attempting to contact me by cell phone please be persistent. I'm often in poor cell phone zones.

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