Sunday, August 7, 2011

It looks like our dry spell is slowly loosening its grip. We had some thunder showers over the past week. These rain showers have not done much to help improve water flows in a lot of our rivers and streams. Fortunately most of our rivers and streams are still at fishable level even though the flows are on the low side. Keep in mind water flows that are slightly on the low side are ideal for the trout to efficiently feed on the Trico hatch.
The Trico hatch continues hatching right along as one would expect. Some days the fish are touchy and hard to catch other days they are very cooperative. On bright sunny mornings you can expect the trout to be a little touchy. For obvious reasons I think the bright sunlight makes the trout feel exposed. We have experienced our best success fishing on mornings when the sky is overcast. Seems like the little bit of cover the cloudy skies give the fish, makes all the difference. When the fish get extremely touchy on bright sunny mornings we need to make a few adjustments. Going to letter tippet such as 7x fluorocarbon tippet material helps some. Also some of these mornings it just may be you have to work at it a little harder that morning.
For those of you, who are fishing the afternoons, stay with the standard. The ant and beetle routine. Cover any water that looks fishy, and play extra attention to any spots that are shaded. Also keep in mind these bugs hit the water with a splash, hitting the water with your fly is part of the presentation. The fish expects to hear the bugs hit the water.
There is nothing new going on with spring brook. Same old gig of scuds and midges. Use scuds in size 16, and midges in size 22 and smaller. If you're getting tired of fishing these flies, try fishing streamers. Fishing pressure on spring brook has dropped off enough that some big fish are starting to show up. It's always worth fishing with streamers, the potential for big fish are certainly there.
September is coming soon if you feel the need for a spey casting tune up, now is the time. Also if you are thinking of a fishing tune with the spey rods and sinking lines or a general fishing tune up. Now is the time to consider a day on the water before the big runs get going. This way you will be ready to tack full vantage of the fishing when things really get going. Early to mid- September, we will be fishing for: Atlantic salmon and early Chinook salmon. Both fish will be hot when hooked. Interested, please feel free to contact me, cell 585-233-0436 or feel free to call the fly shop and talk to Carl the number is 585-352-4775. Hope to see you this fall

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