Sunday, December 27, 2009



The rain over the last few days has given all the river and creeks a good boost of water. For now the water flow in all the smaller creeks are high and muddy, for now. As for the ices, that has cleared out temporarily. The water temperature in these creek, is that of sown run off, about 32 degrees. Ones the water flow starts to come down the creeks will quickly freeze back up. So it goes with these smaller creeks this time of the year.
True to form the Oak Orchard River continues to fish. The water flows have dropped over the past week. But if you worked the pools over, you can come up with a few fish. I am not sure if we had enough rain to increase the water flow on the Oak. But an increase in water flow would be good for the fishing. The fish could use a little freshening up. Four flies the same stuff is still working. Egg flies in your favorite colors size 12 to 8, bunny flies size 4 and 6 in colors of white and olive, stone fly nymphs in size 12 to 6.
The Salmon River: the biggest change is the water flow. To my surprise the water flow was cut back the 335 CFS. I do not know how long the water level will remain at this level. It will be wise to check with water line before fishing the Salmon River. The fishing has continued to hold up despite the drop in water flow. Remember we are fishing in winter conditions. Concentrate your efforts from mid morning to mid afternoon. Also keep your egg flies and nymphs on the river bottom. Swing your flies as slowly as you can and as close to the bottom as you can. Steelheads that are sitting in ice cloud water do not like to move to far for a fly.

WINTER FISHING SPECIAL

Daring the winter months the productive fishing time daring the course of the day is much shorter. Typically during the winter most days there will be approximately 6 hours productive fishing, before light conditions and cold temperatures shot the fishing down.
We are offering a winter fishing special for guide trips. One person will be $200 and two persons will be $300, this is a saving of a $100. This is for the home streams only. Oak Orchard, Sandy Creek, Genesee River and multiple days, for the Salmon River. This special also includes local trout streams Oatka and Spring Creek. We meet at 8 to 8:30 a.m. and on the water by 9 a.m. and fish straight through to 3 p.m. take advantage of the best part of the day. We will be running the special until March 15 2010. Give us a call and fend off cabin fever.
For available days feel free to give me a call at 585-352-0439 or the fly shop at 585- 352-4775.

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