Monday, November 28, 2011

The weather has been wormer than normal for the month of November. This has helped to keep the fishing going. The biggest challenge is the water temperatures are fluctuating, several degrees during the day. This means the best fishing is in the afternoons, most days. This is normal for late fall, the water temperatures need to warm up, after the cold nights. When the weather forecast is for warm daytime temperatures, you can always plan on a good afternoon bite.
This past week we received a good shot of rain fall. This has had a big influence on all of our rivers and streams in Western New York. All the streams and rivers ware actually flowing muddy for a few days. This recent shot of water has helped to recharge the fishing. This will almost guarantee us, two more weeks of excellent Brown trout fishing. At this stage I suspect about three quarters of the brown trout are through with their spawning. This means two things for us. First the amount of eggs that are being knocked loose has been reduced sharply. The second concern is that the Browns diet will now expand to other food sources. This means it is time to carry a larger selection of flies. Besides standard egg flies we have been using all fall. It is now time to start carrying, flies such as big stonefly type nymphs and wilily buggers, bunny flies. The spawned out brown trout will now be looking for bigger bites of food. This is where the bigger files such as the wilily buggers and bunny flies come in to play.
The Salmon River also got the same good shot of rain last week. The water flow went up for a few days. This also helped the fishing. The water releases are still holding at 335 CFS. The biggest help has been the reduction in fishing pressure, especially in the upper river. When the fishing pressure is reduced it is amazing how the fishing takes a turn for the positive. New steelheads and brown trout are entering the river on a daily bases, reports coming from the DSR have been extremely good. For productive flies, stay with egg flies and stoneflies nymphs in the upper flies. If you in to swing flies, stay mid river on down. The fish have not seen as mush fishing pressure, or as keyed in to eggs. Steady flows of new fish, reduced fishing pressure, we should see some good late November early December fishing for the upcoming week.
I still have prime dates still available for December. This is Brown trout and steelhead fishing in western New York along with the Salmon River. 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. Good fishing and hope to see you this fall.

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