Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What can I say, we definitely needed the rain. This past week over 3’’ of rain fall, that got the water up and flowing. For now, with the exception of spring creek all the local rivers and creeks are running high. It will be a few days before we can fish. High water flows like what we are expression right now is important, helping to keep our trout streams healthy during the summer.
Oatka Creek should be back to fishing relatively quickly. For now Oatka is flowing at the 3.81, once the water flow is down to 3.2 the creek will be back in fishing shape. The Genesee River has already dropping back down, the river will fish in a day or so.
With this recent blast of water, I took a little road trip to check out some new trout fishing. It's not everyday we can get a few more miles of trout water. This is a pleasant change from the normal routine of losing valuable trout fishing resource. All of you know how much I enjoy fishing the Salmon River in Pulaski New York. About two weeks ago the state fisheries Department, manage to find some extra trout and stocked the upper Salmon River. I found trout in several locations these fish range in size from 10 to 14 inches long. There is also a few very large Browns trout hanging around in various locations in the river. Some of these Brown trout are well over 20 inches long. Excellent Brown fishing trout anywhere, add to this the fishing pressure is very light. The best part of all this is the fish like to eat caddis, making for excellent dry fly fish. Good to have another location for trout fishing.

Last summer I talked about the surprising increase in Atlantic Salmon numbers. This summer appears to be just like last summer, but with more fish. Obviously something positive for a change is going on with the Atlantic salmon fisheries. This is not the first Atlantic Salmon to be caught on the Salmon River this summer this summer.

1 comment:

  1. Jay...That Atlantic is beautiful! What sixe rod were you using since you were nailing brownies as well? I dont want my rod snapped!