Thursday, April 15, 2010

This large steelhead was caught in the Oak Orchard River in late March. It may not look so in the photograph, but this is one of the largest steelhead I have ever caught.

As we all know, the warmer than unusual spring we have been experiencing has accelerated every thing. This includes water temperatures and along with everything else pace of the spring fishing. This past week we saw the steelhead run on the Oak Orchard River wind down. There will still be a few stray fish coming and going in the Oak. But for the most part the balked of the steelhead fishing is over for the Oak Orchard River. I am now making my move to the Salmon River. This will be where I will be for the rest of the spring steelhead run. The steelheads on the salmon have been spawning for about tow weeks and there are a few fish dripping back down river. These fish will eat on there way out and more than willing to eat a fly. The last few days we have been getting multiple hookups swinging flies in the pools. The fishing has been good over the past weeks. I am expecting the fishing to be this way for some time to come.
The fishing on the local trout streams have also been accelerated with this warm spring. The Henrikson hatch is on the Oatka Creek, you can find bugs hatching all along the creek. For now the hatch is coming off mid day. As the hatch progresses the timing of the hatch will start earlier in the day. You can expect to find the Henrikson hatch comeing off on all of trout streams that support a fly hatches.

Note; The following days for April have become available for the Salmon River April 21,25,30. I also have the following days available for early May on the Salmon River this will be swing flies for drop back steelhead. The days are May 1,2,5,8,9,10,11 If interested or have any questions feel free to call the fly shop at 585-352-4775 or my cell phone at 585-233-0436, please be persistent I am often in areas with poor cell reception.

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