Sunday, November 1, 2009






The Salmon River, at Pulaski NY, the water flow remains at 335 CFS throw out this past week. This water flow has the steelhead coming in at a slow but steady trickle. We have been covering a lout of water to find fish. Ones we find a few steelhead, we would work this spot hard. Catch tow are three fish and go to the next spot. We have been fishing the lower river most days. That is if the leaves are not too heavy. We had two day when the leaves were so heavy that we could not get the fly in the water. When the leaves get this thick in the water, the fish will hold tight to the river bottom and not bite. Fortunately all we needed to do is go up river to get out of the leaves. The upper fly-fishing zone has been producing a few Brown trout alone with the steelhead. The fish in this section of river have seen a lout of fishing pressure. To get the fish to bite, we are fishing with lighter tippet and smaller flies. Productive flies; for this best week has not changed much. We are still fishing egg patterns using strike indicators to help control our drift. Nuclear Row Bug is still the top producing fly, in colors of Oregon cheese, chartreuse and orange. When fishing the lower river, that is when the leaves allow it, we have been getting away with size 8 egg flies. Upper River, we drop down to size 10 for the egg flies. Stone flies in size 6 to 10 are now starting to pick up a few fish.
This week was the end of this falls main push for fishing the Salmon River. I will still be making a few day trips up to the salmon, yet this fall. But for the most part I will now be fishing the tributaries in western New York, concentrating on Brown trout. As always I have mixed feelings about moving back home. I love fishing the Salmon River, but it'll be good to be back home for awhile. Not to mention chasing those giant Brown trout.

November is Brown Trout time. These are monster Brown trout, most weighing in around 7 to 10 pounds. Every fall we catch a few Brown trout that are weighing in around 16 to 18 pounds. The dates for November are 15, 25, 27, 28, and 29. If you are interested, give the shop a call at 585-352-4775 or my cell phone at 585-233-0436

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