Monday, November 1, 2010

This was my last week fishing the Salmon River on a daily basis. I am now back fishing the Lake Ontario's western tributaries. The hunt for monster Brown Trout is on. I will still be taking daily trips back to the Salmon River for steelhead. November is Brown trout time in the Western tributaries, and steelhead time in the eastern tributaries. I do not know why this works out, but it does.
The steelhead fishing on the Salmon River this past week has fallen in to a typical November fishing pattern. The pattern is fresh fish entering the river almost daily, nothing heavy but just a steady trickle of fish. This trickle of fish is typical of steelhead, you really see anything that resembles a big push of fish. But the trickle of fish is fairly consistent. Once these fish enter the river, they steadily worked up river. True to form for November it does not take long for the steelheads to key in on all the salmon eggs. This causes a high concentration of fish in the upper portion of the river, and as you can surmise the fish are keyed in on eggs.
With the upper River's startling to fill up with steelhead, we put my new drift boat to work. The biggest challenge we had was working with the water temperature fluctuations. This is nothing new for the end of October, we will often experiments a 3 to 5 degree fluctuation in water temperatures. When this is going on you can almost protect when the bite is going to happen, depending on the weather that day. Once the water temperatures start a warm up, so goes the fishing.
Productive flies; as most are you can imagine egg flies are the fly of the fly box. Size 8 and 10 row bug's in the standard colors of orange and Oregon cheese have been top producers. When the fish do not seem all that hot to eat an egg fly, we have done well with a variety of size 10 to 6 stone fly nymphs.

I still have prime days available for November, these days are the 10,12,13,14,15, 28,29,30. This is fishing for giant Brown Trout in the western New York tributaries. If you have any questions feel free to call my cell at 585-233-0436. Or call the fly shop at 585-352-4775.
Please keep in mind when try to contact me on my cell phone. I am often in and out of good reception zones. Please be persistent or leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.

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