Thursday, December 20, 2012

We have been getting the needed rain in Western New York. Despite this water flows are slow to respond. The grown water is slowly recovering so the streams and river will hopefully be on the way up sown. As of now the Oak Orchard River and the surrounding streams are still low, but they are fishable for now. We do need around of high water, to get the fishing fired back up. With the weather being unstable the fishing has been inconsistent. This has a lot to do with the water temps fluctuating, several degrees some days. Cold or warm, it does not matter as long as the weather and water temp are stable. With spawning out of the way Brown trout are interested in eating, you'll find out quickly if there are any browns in a pool. My most productive flies have been orange and Oregon cheese nuclear row bugs in size 8. Now that there is Brown trout finished with spawning and more interested in eating. I have adding a size 6 white woolly buggers and white bunny flies in the same size. The Salmon River is in better shape than the Western New York rivers streams. The water flow ware at 750 CFS for about a week be for being reduced to 335 CFS, it has been raining on and off for the last week. True to form the water just went up. The water flow is at 900 CFS. The up and down water flows may sounds bad, keep in mind the fluctuating water flows are one of the bigger influence to pull fish in form the lake and move the steelhead up river. We will need to watch the water flows, and see if there are any changes. We are wall in to December; we now need to adjust our fishing. The steelheads are now settling in to their winter patterns. This is spending most of their time in the pools. With the exception of water flow increase, steelheads will not move mush. This time of the year I describe the winter steelhead run, as a trickle. For now the egg bit is on with the water flow increase. When the water flows come down, try fishing with stone fly nymphs and other creepy crawlers - Nymphs like bugs in sizes 12 to 6, In the upper river. The steelheads in the lower river are more active but they are more spread out. These fish will go for a swinging fly. Keep the flies around 2 to 3 inches long and cover as much water as you can. Do not expect to find a concentration of fish in one pool. Often there is a fish or tow that is in a biting mood in a pool. Fish there the pools, if you see signs of fish, do it again, other wise move on. I have open dates for the rest month of December and January. We will be fishing the Western New York tributaries for Lake run Brown trout and steelhead and the Salmon River for steelhead. Also keep in mind that one of my guides will be available to do Salmon River trips. Rick is an outstanding fly fishing guide. Please feel free to call the fly shop and talk to Carl the number is 585-352-4775 or my cell at 585-233-0436

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Water flows in all of the western NY Rivers. For now we have water being released from the canal. This water release is only temporary, and we will be out of water in a few days. Ones the water runs out the fishing in western NY, will be over. No water – No fish – No fishing, there has not been more then 1 ½ of rain in the past month. This does not help to keep the river in good fishing condition. It will take a lot of wet weather and we do not have that in the upcoming weather forecast. As I said be for the fishing will be done in western NY for some time to come. The only exception will be the Genesee River, this river fishes the best when we are in a drought. Hopefully we will get the rain we need soon, and we can get back to fishing our rivers. Until then, I will be back fishing the Salmon River. As for the Salmon River, the water flows are in good shape. For now the flow is at 750 CFS, how long the water will stay at this level is hard to say. Over the last week the Salmon River got over foot of snow. By the week end the snow melted and ran off, and water temps evened out. There is steelhead spread out throughout the river. As usual the bulk of the steelhead are in upper river. Also this is where most of the fishing pressure. There has been a few big brown trout being caught in the lower fly zone. Because the water flow has been so stable the egg bit has been off. We have been getting our bite with stone fly nymphs and other creepy crawlers - Nymphs like bugs in sizes 12 to 6. We have been fishing for the steelheads in the upper river as if it was late winter. The steelheads in the lower river are more active but they are more spread out. These fish will go for a swinging fly. Keep the flies around 2 to 3 inches long and cover as much water as you can. Do not expect to find a concentration of fish in one pool. Often there is a fish or tow that is in a biting mood in a pool. Fish there the pool, if you see signs of fish, do it again. I have open dates for the month of December and January. We will be fishing the Western New York tributaries for Lake run Brown trout and steelhead and the Salmon River for steelhead. Also keep in mind that one of my guides will be available to do Salmon River trips. Rick is an outstanding fly fishing guide. Please feel free to call the fly shop and talk to Carl the number is 585-352-4775 or my cell at 585-233-0436

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I know it has been a while since my last update. The only excuse I can give you is that I've been fishing a lot lately. For me November is Brown trout time. I have been concentrating my fishing efforts on the tributaries of Western New York. For those of you that know Western New York is where the best Brown trout fishing is located. We can find a few browns and all of Lake Ontario's tributaries. However for some reason the Brown trout prefer the tributaries of Western New York. The Brown trout fishing over the past couple of weeks has been better than average. Some days we had to work harder for fish than other days, but that is normal for anywhere you fish. The bulk of the Brown trout are now in all of their perspective streams and creeks. Even though, for now, I see at least another two weeks of good of fishing to be had. However this is all dependent on whether conditions. Once again my big concern is water flow. Our last decent rainfall was hurricane Sandy. We received approximately an inch and a half of rainfall for Western New York, not much considering how dry everything is. Ones again, we need rain. As of now we have a mix of Brown trout that are actively spawning and browns that are through with spawning. Each group needs to be fish to a little differently. The Brown trout that are actively spawning, will be located on the gravel beds in fast moving water. We will be able to spot and then fish, directly to individual fish. Brown trout that are through the spawning will be located in all of the cuts, pockets, pools. With their spawning duties out-of-the-way these Brown trout are interested in one thing, eating. If there is any spawned out Brown trout around and they are interested in eating, you'll find out quickly. My most productive flies have been orange and Oregon cheese nuclear row bugs in size 8. Now that there is Brown trout finished with spawning and more interested in eating. I will be adding a size 6 white woolly buggers and white bunny flies in the same size. The salmon River; even though I have not been actively fishing the salmon River recently I do know the steelhead fishing has been on and off again, situation. I suspect a lot of this has to do with water temperature fluctuations. When the water temperature is fluctuating more than two or 3 degrees a day the steelhead fishing can shut down. However there is plenty of steelhead spread out from one end of the Salmon River to the other end, on days when water temperatures are warming, the steelhead fishing has been very good. Unfortunately recently this has not always been the case. Also water flows have remained very stable, as of now the water flow is at 335 CFS. I suspect it will most likely stay this way for some time to come. With the stable water flows, consider fishing larger nymphs such as black stonefly nymphs, along with your favorite egg patterns. As always when the fishing gets tough cover as much water as possible. Just because fish are not cooperative in one spot does not always mean they will not bite in another location. I have open dates for the month of December. will be fishing the Western New York tributaries for Lake run Brown trout and steelhead and the salmon River for steelhead. Also keep in mind that one of my guides will be available to do Salmon River trips also through the month of December. Rick is an outstanding fly fishing guide. Please feel free to call the fly shop and talk to Carl the number is 585-352-4775 or my cell at 585-233-0436

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wrapping Up The Kings


It's mid-October and the fishing is fired up all along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, including Western New York. Even though water flows in all of the Western New York rivers and creeks are low, salmon are managing to work their way through the system. Oak Orchard is probably the most productive of all the rivers as of now. The Oak Orchard has received runs of both Chinook salmon and Brown trout.

At the present time, I am still fishing the Salmon River, concentrating my efforts on Steelhead. Over the past week we have had a few changes to the fishing. The first, and to a great relief to most fishermen, is the water flow. Currently the water flow is finally at the fall minimum flow of 335 CFS. Looks like we finally got enough rain to get the reservoir and the river back to the levels we need. Hopefully we will continue to receive more rain throughout the remainder of the fall. The second big change is that most of the Chinook salmon have now finished spawning and are quickly disappearing. It has been a salmon run to remember. The salmon are finally clearing out of the river and we are definitely into steelhead season. Just because the salmon have spawned and died off, does not mean their influence has gone away. The river bottom is totally saturated with salmon eggs. The egg bite in the upper portion of the river is intense. The best approach to fishing in the upper river is to use a nymph fishing technique with egg flies. The egg patterns I'm still using are nuclear roe bugs. The best productive size and color over the last few days has been a size 8 Oregon Cheese. When the wind is blowing, a lot of leaves are falling into the river. Brighter colored flies such as chartreuse can make a big difference.



For those you who like to swing flies concentrate your efforts in the lower river. Even though dead drifting egg patterns is still very effective. Newly arriving steelhead have not been exposed to the heavy concentrations of stray salmon eggs yet and are more inclined to chase a swinging fly. All I can say for fly selection for swinging flies is --experiment--. My suggestion would be to keep your flies under 3 1/2 inches long. Keep moving and cover a lot of water.



Note:
I have no more dates available for the month of October. Thank you everyone! Dates open for November are 23,24,25,27,28,29,30. The November dates will be fishing the Western New York tributaries for Lake run Brown trout and steelhead.

Also keep in mind that one of my guides will be available to do Salmon River trips  through the month of November. Rick is an outstanding fly fishing guide.

Please feel free to call the fly shop and talk to Carl. The number is 585-352-4775. Or call my cell at 585-233-0436

Monday, October 15, 2012

Release The Hounds (Water)


The big news is that we finally got an increase in the water flow. At least for now, we will be having a water flow of 285 CFS. We've also had a sharp drop in water temperatures. I have recorded water temperatures as low as 44 degrees. This is quite cold for this time a year. Water temperatures have typically been right in the mid-50 degree range.


The massive salmon run that we have enjoyed over the last few weeks is finally starting to slow down. Right on schedule. However this is not to say that there's not a lot of salmon spread out through the entire river. We will definitely be seeing small runs of Chinook salmon for the next couple of weeks. The same woolly bugger program is still producing all the salmon we need to catch. With all the spawning that's been going on, now we can add egg flies to the mix.


It is now becoming steelhead season. Right now the biggest challenge in the steelhead fishing is working around all the spawning salmon. My favorite comment for this time of the year is that we are fishing around the 20 pound fish to the 10 pound fish. The increase in water flow has had a terrific effect on the steelhead fishing. First the increase in water flow is pulling fish in front of the Lake, new fish are constantly on the run. At the same time with all the salmon spawning from one end of the river to the other end. The increase in water flow has created a massive egg drift. You guessed it, big-time egg bite. The steelheads are keyed in on all the stray salmon eggs in the river. Over the last few days our most productive flies have been, orange nuclear roe bugs. We're also catching fish with a variety of estaz egg patterns, all in a size 8.

Note:
I have no more dates available for the month of October. Thank you everyone!
Open dates for November are: 23,24,25,27,28,29,30. The November dates will be fishing the Western New York tributaries for Lake run Brown trout and steelhead. Also keep in mind that one of my guides will be available to do Salmon River trips also through the month of November. Rick is an outstanding fly fishing guide. Please feel free to call the fly shop and talk to Carl. The number is 585-352-4775 or my cell at 585-233-0436

Monday, October 8, 2012

Salmon River Holding Strong


True to form for the month of October, salmon fishing is starting to fire up all along the lake shore. Despite the low water flows, Chinook salmon are starting to show up in a few of the Western New York tributaries. Both the Genesee River and Oak Orchard River have received good runs of salmon.

I am still fishing the Salmon River, and will be until the end of the month. The salmon run is still holding up. We have seen some slow-down in the run activity. One day the run is all out and the next day, very little to no movement. There is so many salmon in the river that it doesn’t matter. We are still getting all the action we want.


Despite the low waters salmon are making their way through the entire river system and have even reached the upper fly fishing zone. (Note: the lower fly fishing zone still remains closed.) We are seeing a fair amount of steelhead recently in the lower river. I will be concentrating my efforts more on steelhead over the coming days, and the way the conditions are looking, I think my biggest challenge will be fishing around all the salmon.


Over the past week the Salmon River watershed received a little more rainfall. However the ground is still extremely dry. I do not anticipate a change in water flow yet. We still need a lot more rainfall to get us out of this intense drought. The river water flow is still holding at 185 CFS. Obviously the fish do not mind this water flow. The upcoming weather forecast is for cooler weather and a little more rain. Every bit helps.

We're still having good success dead drifting and swinging woolly buggers in a variety of colors and sizes. We have been working between three colors, black/silver, brown/copper and olive. When fishing in low light conditions, the darker colors are working the best. In bright sunny conditions olive woolly buggers have been devastating. Depending on the day and the mood of the fish, the size will very between a size 4 and a size 6. We have been constantly experimenting throughout the day, to see which combination of fly size and color will be the best producers.

For the Chinook salmon it is now prime spawning time and the river bottom is quickly filling up with eggs. With the huge run of salmon we are experiencing this fall, we are going to have a big egg bite.  Obviously we are now using a lot more egg patterns. As of now we are primarily using size 8 nuclear roe bugs. We have been recently having our best success with the color orange but I suspect the number of eggs lying around the color Oregon Cheese will become my hot color soon.


Note:
I have only one date available for  fall fishing on the Salmon River: October 27th. The following November dates will be fishing the Western New York tributaries for Lake run Brown trout and steelhead:
November 7,23,24,25,27,28,29,30.
Please feel free to call the fly shop and talk to Carl. The number is 585-352-4775 or my cell at 585-233-0436

Friday, September 28, 2012

Intense Fishing Continues


The salmon fishing continues to be on fire. What can I say; we've never seen such consistent salmon fishing before. There is definitely something special happening this fall. Even on the slow days (if you want to call it that) salmon have been moving into the river on a consistent basis. Along with good numbers of fish, the behavior has been outstanding. On most days the salmon have been very grabby, more than happy to eat a properly presented fly. We have been experiencing a very good morning bite and, depending on light conditions, can continue well into the afternoon. On bright sunny days we have been finding the most cooperative fish sitting in the deeper pools and pockets. All we have needed to do to keep the action going is make a few adjustments in the type the water we are fishing and the presentations we are using.


We are still using woolly buggers for the most part. The reason why I stayed with these flies is that we cannot fish the flies wrong. If the salmon want a fly on the swing, woolly buggers work perfect. Whether on the swing or dead-drifted. We have been working between three colors, black/silver, brown/copper and olive. When fishing in low light conditions, the darker colors are working the best. In bright sunny conditions olive wooly buggers have been devastating. Depending on the day and the mood of the fish, the size will vary between a size 4 and a size 6. We have been constantly experimenting throughout the day to see which combination of fly size and color will be the best producers.



We're starting to see a little bit of spawning activity. Along with this I'm starting to notice a few more steelhead starting to show up. It’s still a little early for the steelhead, however the way this fall is going I am not going to make any predictions. With these two factors in mind we are starting to fish a few egg patterns around the spawning activities. For now I'm sticking with an orange size 8 nuclear roe bug.

Over the past week the Salmon River watershed received around 2 inches of rain. However the ground is still extremely dry so I do not anticipate a change in water flow yet. We still need a lot more rainfall to get us out of this intense drought. The river water flow is still holding at 185 CFS but obviously the fish don’t mind!


Fishing tip:
When looking for steelhead feeding on eggs around spawning salmon concentrate your efforts on the slots in cuts just below all spawning activity. This is where river currents are going to concentrate all the stray eggs that are dislodged and sent adrift from the gravel beds.
Note:

I still have dates available for the month of October both early, prime salmon fishing time and late October steelhead fishing. The dates are as follows: 14,21,27,28,31.  Please feel free to call the fly shop and talk to Carl, the number is 585-352-4775 or my cell at 585-233-0436

Monday, September 24, 2012

Intense Week on the Salmon River


This past week fishing the Salmon River has been the most intense week of salmon fishing I have ever experienced in my guiding career. We have had over 12 days of intense salmon migration and they're still coming. Judging by the information I'm getting from individuals still fishing out on the Lake and in the estuary of the Salmon River, the salmon are only getting started. It has been quite impressive watching the large numbers of fish working their way through the river.

River conditions have been improving slowly. However water flows have remained at the 185 CFS release. Over the past week we have received a few inches of rain. Hopefully water levels in the reservoir are starting to increase. I suspect we are now out of danger of having water flows reduced, however, we still need a lot of rainfall to get us out of the grip of this drought. The biggest improvement in conditions has to do with water temperature. With the cooler weather that we are finally enjoying, water temperatures have dropped into the low 60 degree mark. Occasionally we get an exceptionally cool night and water temperatures might start out in the upper 50 degree range.



Along with having large numbers of fish. The salmon have been extremely cooperative and have developed an appetite for woolly buggers. I have been able to keep the fly box very simple, working between three color patterns...black and silver, brown and copper, and olive. When fishing in low light conditions, the darker colors are working the best. In bright sunny conditions olive wooly buggers have been devastating. Depending on the day and the mood of the fish, the size will very between a size 4 and a size 6. We have been constantly experimenting throughout the day, to see which combination of fly size and color will be the best producers.

Along with experimenting with the fly patterns, we have also been experimenting with styles of presentations. I've been noticing that the fish throughout the day
may respond to different styles of presentation and fly patterns. Often when I notice our catch rate slowing down, or change in the fish's behavior, we will need
to start experimenting with both presentation and fly pattern. As the old saying goes "don't be a robot". If you're not catching fish try something different.

Fishing tip:

When it comes to the styles of presentations, I found two basic approaches have been the most productive. First, my favorite style of presentation is to swing flies.
Keep in mind when swinging flies to Chinook salmon you need to keep the fly just off the bottom and swinging as slow as possible. Let that fly almost hang in the
current as it comes around. The more time the salmon has to watch the fly and think about it, the more he's going to bite it. The second presentation is more of
a 'down and across' to nymphing technique. The whole idea of this is to give the salmon a much slower presentation. Let the fly just gently tumble down into the
salmon.



Note:

I still have dates available for the month of October. Both early, prime salmon fishing time and late October steelhead fishing. The dates are as follows:
1,4,9,14,20,21,27,28,31.
Please feel free to call the fly shop and talk to Carl. The number is 585-352-4775 or call my cell at 585-233-0436.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The salmon fishing has been consistent all week. Salmon continue to enter the river almost on a daily basis. The last few days, warmer afternoon temperatures have warmed water temperature enough to slow the fish movement down. However for the most part this has been easily remedy, by just adjusting to the type of water that you are fishing. With the low water flows that we are having, the salmon are moving through the river much slower than normal. The bulk of the salmon have reached Pineville, in the upper river over the last few days. This means we now have salmon spread out from one end of the river to the other. We no longer have to concentrate all of our efforts and the lower river. River conditions have not changed much over the past week. Water temperatures have remained warm. Hopefully this coming week we will have cooler weather and cooler water temperatures. There's also some rain in the forecast hopefully the rain will give us a little help in the water department. We're still experiencing our best fishing is from first light to late morning. Looks like we will still need to get out of bed and get on the river early in the morning. The most productive flies for us have been black, olive, black and silver bead headed woolly buggers in size 6. Bake black stone flies have been taken a few fish also. The salmon have been touchy about the presentation. Lately the salmon like the flies presented, more of a dead draft, then on the swing. Fishing Tip: With the low water conditions such as we are experiencing on the Salmon River. Pocket water fishing can be very productive. Look for the deeper pockets in the area that you're fishing, the darker looking water. Also if the pocket water has broken water flowing over the spot, it can be even more productive. These little pockets with overhead cover are where you will find your best biting fish. Don't bother fishing the pools in this water flow, the salmon often feel exposed and are too nervous to bite. I still have prime dates available for both September and October. A few dates that I have still available for mid to late September is, 23, 28, 30. If you are interested in early salmon fishing please give me a call and we will discuss what is going on in real time. The fly shop number is 585-352-4775 my cell is 585-233-0436

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Salmon River has received heavy runs of salmon early this week. Monday of 9/10 the salmon were coming into the DSR so heavy that it looked like a cattle drive. The intensity of the run lasted for the entire day. All of the pools in the DSR were so full of salmon that they were practically on fishable. You could not make a clean draft through the pool. On Tuesday 9/11 the salmon did not disappoint. The fish continued to move through the DSR for most of the day. I have personally been fishing the Salmon River since the mid-80s. I have rarely seen salmon move with such intensity for as long as they did. The amazing part of all of this is that this happened with river conditions not ideal for heavy runs of salmon. The water flows have not moved, hopefully the water flow will stay at the 185 CFS it has been flowing at. The rainfall that was predicted for the weekend did not mount too much. Hopefully the water flows will not be needed to be reduced. Despite the intensities of the recent salmon runs. Water temperatures are still a little high for the salmon to comfortably run the river. The water temperatures have been fluctuating between a low of 67 degrees to high temperature of 72 degrees. Obviously the coolest water temperatures are going to be during the morning. This is when we have been having our best fishing. The most productive flies for us have been black, olive, black and silver bead headed woolly buggers in size 6. Bake black stone flies have been taken a few fish also. The salmon have been touchy about the presentation. Lately the salmon like the flies presented, more of a dead draft, then on the swing. Fishing tip: The salmon have not been all that grabby yet at times. My best guess is that river conditions, low water flows and warm water temperatures, can affecting the aggressiveness of the fish. This is nothing new for early-season salmon fishing. Once again good fishermen know how to adjust. As the old saying goes, if it is not working try something else. In this case if one style of presentation is not producing, do not hesitate to try another style of presentation. Often we need to do more than just keep changing flies. Often when fish do not want to take, you need to change the whole approach. Such as switching from swinging flies, to dead drifting flies to the fish. Keep in mind just like river conditions that can and do change quickly, so does the mood of the fish. I still have prime dates available for both September and October. A few dates that I have still available for mid to late September is, 23, 24, 28, 30. If you are interested in early salmon fishing please give me a call and we will discuss what is going on in real time. The fly shop number is 585-352-4775 my cell is 585-233-0436

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A lot has happened over the last few days. To start with, we got some rain finally. The reports I'm getting is that the Salmon River watershed received a touch over 3 inches of rainfall. Normally this would cause a large water flow release. However we have been so dry for so long that this rainfall is more than likely just good maintenance. Reservoir levels are so low that we may indeed another round of rainfall just like what we received. The rumors that I was receiving from the Lake fishermen about the salmon fishing, being the best they seen in 20 years just may be true. I finished the DSR on the morning of September 4. While there I experienced a run of salmon that lasted for most of the day. This run of salmon I would rate as very good for the month of October. When I take into consideration river conditions low-water flows, 185 CFS and water temperatures of 70 decreases I would have to rate this run as incredible. Normally for this time of the year I would expect to see a dozen or so fish trying to move through the river. This particular run was not unusual for this fall, salmon ran as well the day before. We may be looking at an earlier start to the salmon run that I originally anticipated. For now because of warm water temperatures in low-water flows concentrate your fishing efforts from first light too late morning. You want to take advantage of the cooler morning water temperatures. Look for salmon from the ballpark section of the river which is located just upstream of town, down river to the estuary. Have not seen or heard of any salmon above the ballpark section of the river yet. Despite all of this I still suspect the salmon fishing to be a little spotty for the next couple of weeks. However the best part of fishing this time of the year is that you often have the entire river to yourself. This is my favorite time to fish for salmon. There's a few salmon around to make it interesting and hardly anybody in your way. Apparently this fall will be no different and we do have fish. As for us every fall has its challenges it looks like the challenge for this fall is low water. We have seen this before, all we need to do is apply the lessons that we learned from the drought of 07. The salmon will run the river in 185 CFS water flows. We already know that the Atlantic salmon don't mind this water flow nor will the Chinook salmon. The only big different is that it will take the salmon longer to negotiate the river. This will give us more fishing opportunities before the salmon make the hatchery or the sanctuary water. We also have to keep in mind that in low-water the normal holding water may not be as productive. Once again time to apply the lessons from 07. A few final notes: The conservation Department will be constantly monitoring the conditions. Once conditions change so will the water flow restrictions be adjust. Anyone that is a veteran of fishing the tributaries knows conditions can and do change quickly. Part of being a skilled fishermen, is knowing how to adjust to any given condition in any given day. We've seen low water conditions before and have done well fishing in these conditions. But it never hurts to pray for rain. Over the next few weeks I will be posting a few fishing tips for fishing and low-water with my regular reports. I still have prime dates available for both September and October. A few dates that I have still available for mid to late September is 16, 17, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30. If you are interested in early salmon fishing please give me a call and we will discuss what is going on in real time. Feel free to give a call and discuss what's going on and what is available. Shop number is 585-352-4775 my cell is 585-233-0436

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The trout fishing has not changed at all over the last week. The little bite of rain we did get is just making the grass green and that is about all. The good news is that if we need to mow the lawn we will not mist any good trout fishing. Keep the good rain vibes going; we are going to need the water next month. When the salmon start there fun. If the fishing is half as good as the lake fishermen say it is. We are in for a very good fun of salmon starting next month. Other interesting developments, I made a run up to the Salmon River last week. I had a look at the river improvement work that was done to lower fly zone, on the cemetery pool. The improvements and the work is first rate. The banks have definitely been stabilized access has been improved, there's no doubt the fish are going to utilize the pool even more now. Within the last three days, morning water temperatures have finally dipped below 70°. A few salmon have been caught just outside the mouth of the Salmon river. I know these are just strays, but judging from experience I have a strong indication that we will probably see a good run of early salmon. Yes we do need rain and lots of it and the water temperature is warm. But I don't think it will take much this fall to trigger an early run. Other developments, the new raft from outcast has arrived. With this raft we will be able to access more of the Salmon River in low water flows. A situation that we may be facing this fall, keep in mind, for us fly fisherman low water flows can be an advantage for us. The salmon will run and with this new boat we will be able to access more the river and escape more of fishing pressure. Not: It is time to start planning your fall fishing trips. I still have prime dates available. Feel free to give a call and discuss what's going on and what is available. Shop number is 585-352-4775 my cell is 585-233-0436

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fall Newsletter 2012

It may be a little hard to think about the fall fishing, but fall will be on us soon enough. There is a lot going on this fall. First, I am adding a new boat to the fleet, if you want to call it. That, is a 13’ raft from Outcast boat Co. With this raft, we will be able to float the middle section of the Salmon River in lower water flows. With the two boats we will be able to float the middle of the Salmon River in a wide range of water flows. This will give us another option for this fall. We are seeing the benefits from the warm winter we've just experienced. Wintertime water temperatures in the Lake never cooled off. As result, the fish had an extended growing season. The Lake fishermen have been reporting outstanding fishing and catching Chinook salmon over 30 pounds since late May. This is highly unusual as we normally do not see salmon this large until late July or early August. Obviously, this is the result of the extended growing season on the Lake this year. The way things are looking, we are going to see a good run of salmon and there are going to be some big boys on the run this fall. I suspect we will see a few larger steelhead and Brown trout this fall due to the extended growing season in the Lake. The report that I'm receiving from the Lake on the steelhead fishing is very encouraging. However, because the salmon fishing has been so productive, many Lake fishermen have not been targeting the steelhead. This is good news for us, less fishing pressure on the steelhead in the Lake, generally means more fish to run the rivers. Fall is when the steelheads are at their best, chrome bright, fresh from the lake and full of fight. The reports that I have been receiving on the brown trout are encouraging. We may be seeing some very large browns this fall. Earlier this summer when the Lake fishermen were concentrating on the Brown trout, the fish were averaging larger than normal. We definitely have the potential for another great fall run of Brown trout. My biggest concern, as of now, has to do with our ongoing drought. We are going to need a lot of rain this fall. We have more wet Novembers than not. When it comes to Brown Trout fishing, rain is always good. As many of you know I will be starting my fall fishing schedule on the Salmon River in September. Then, in November I will be moving back to Western New York to finish up the fall fishing season. This season I intend to start fishing the Salmon River in early September, so we can take advantage of the Atlantic salmon fishers. Those of you who are aware this is a new fishery. September we are seeing Atlantic salmon showing almost daily. By mid-September the Chinook run is normally under way. At this point, our primary target will be Chinook and Coho salmon. Here is how my fishing schedule for the rivers and fish I'll be fishing for this fall. As many of you know, the schedule is based on where and when the fish are running. I try to stay in the best fishing I can find. Starting with the Salmon River Early September to mid-September fishing for: Atlantic salmon Mid-September to mid-October fishing for Chinook and Coho salmon Mid-October to November steelhead fishing November- I am back fishing in western New York. Fishing for brown trout and steelhead later in the month. However, I do occasionally make trips back to the salmon rivers, from November throughout the winter depending on fishing conditions and the convenience for traveling fishermen. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. My cell number is 585- 233-0436 or feel free to call the fly shop and talk to Carl. The shop number is 585-352-4775 Jay Peck

Monday, July 30, 2012

Not much has changed. Low water flows, extremely spooky trout. The Trico hatch is still coming off strong, with the hot weather, look for them to be on the water around 6:30 to 7:00 o'clock in the morning. We are having a tough time getting within 30 feet of a feeding trout some mornings. We are going to have to try going to longer litters. Also we may have to be more selective as to where we try to fish. Maybe trying fishing where there's some broken water such as the tails of a rift. Possibly trying fishing were the fish have some sort of overhead cover like under some trees. However the best cure for all of this is rain and an increase in water flow. The rain that we have received over the last few days has been a big help. However it is not enough to have much effect on our streams yet. Long as the rain keeps coming the way it is, we should eventually see an improvement in our water flows. One area where the rainy weather has helped our fishing is with the warm water fishing, cooling off the water temperature slightly. Allowing the Bass to move back into shallower water where we can have some fun fishing to them with surface poppers. However Bass do like to eat clouser,s minnow especially chartreuse and yellow ones. Note: There is a few interesting developments for this coming fall. I will be elaborating on these developments over the next couple of weeks. However it is time to start planning your fall fishing trips. Feel free to give a call and discuss what's going on and what is available. Shop number is 585-352-4775 my cell is 585-233-0436

Monday, July 16, 2012

I have once again been away doing a little fishing. This time it is to Florida for a few days of tarpon fishing. There is nothing easy about fishing for tarpon. However I did manage to bring one to the boat. The measurements on the fish are 64 inches in length with a 34 1/2 inch girth. This gives the tarpon an estimated weight of 110 pounds. It took me 30 min. of intense pulling with a 9 foot 12 weight Rod to bring the fish to the boat. I have yet to figure out how to describe how hard I was pulling on this fish. Other than saying that I was: pulling on this fish like a pissed off farm boy: polling on old cow. I also posted a few other photographs besides the tarpon. A nice sea trout and a lady fish both a lot of fun to catch. The local trout fishing, I have not been on our local waters over the past week. What I can tell you is we need rain. This is no news to anybody. Water flows are terribly low as result that trout are extremely spooky. Your best fishing is going to be first thing in the morning. Because of the low water flows once the sun gets on the water the trout will head for cover. Here are a couple tips to help you deal with these conditions. The first may seem pretty obvious, but a lot of people seem to neglect these steps. Dress in earth tone colors, so you blend into the background vegetation. Another thing to keep in mind is to keep you waiting to minimal, when you do wade, trend extremely softly. Keep in mind we have been picking on these fish since April. They know the game. One trick I use when fishing The Trico hatch, is to learn where the various pods of trout are feeding. Once I do this I will set up in these locations before the Trico spinners fall on the water and the trout start to feed. If you are there before the fish move in, they will think you are part of the pool. It is still important to keep your movement to a minimum though.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The prolonged dry weather and hot summer heat, has not helping the trout fishing. All of our trout streams are dreadfully low. We need to use extreme care in both our approach to fishing the creeks and how we handle the fish. Keep in mind not only is the water low but temperatures are warm. It is easy to stress the fish. On a brighter note to form for this season, two weeks ahead of schedule and we got Trico’s. This is a size 20 black-and-white mayfly. These mayflies are an early morning hatch, so early in the morning, that some mornings it still dark when the bugs come off. We take advantage of this hatch, when the mayflies are coming back as spinners. The spinner fall also happens first thing in the morning. Plan on being on the water around 6:30 am and fish until mid-morning. It is still early in the Trico hatch. Expect the bug activity and the fish feeding activity to be spotty for another week. Once the bugs and the fish get going this can be an excellent hatch for the dry fly fisherman. Along with the Trico hatch it is also aunt and beetle time. Even though it may not see a lot of these bugs on the water, they are constantly falling into the creeks and being available for the trout to feed on. Nothing else is going on fish and ants and beetles can be a great option. For the ants, keep these flies in the size 20 to a size 16, for the Beatles size 16 and 14 are a good choice. Note I am still offering my summer hatch special. Now it will be fishing the morning Trico hatch. If interested call for details on cell number is 585-233-0436. Also it is getting time to start thinking about your fall fishing trips. Make sure you get the prime dates that you want for this fall.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hear is a few photo from the Matapedia River. Yes I have been missing in action lately. I actually went on a fishing trip for myself. Had an opportunity to go fishing for Atlantic salmon at the Matapedia River. Thanks Jeff for everything, as always great fishing with you. Great River, awesome time, and even learned a little bit about fishing for Atlantic salmon. As for the local trout fishing, the hot weather is taking its toll. The sulfur hatch on all of the creeks are quickly winding down. However the same hatch on Spring brook is ticking along. Starting with oatka Creek. The sulfur hatch is finally starting to wind down. Right at dark, there is light hatch of sulfurous followed by a moderate spinner return. With the reduced amount of bugs, the fishing has actually improved. Our flies are no longer getting lost in the mass of bugs. With the end of the sulfur hatch quickly approaching, try fishing ants and beetles. The warm weather gets these bugs moving and falling into the water. Trout seem to have an affliction towards eating ants. The size 18 or 16 black or cinnamon colored ant can often pull trout up. We are seeing the morning fishing picking up. The morning time fishing will consist of mostly fishing with nymph and buggers. Keep the buggers to size 10 and 8, as for then nymphs I seem to do best fishing size 14 hares ears, pink scuds, or anything about that size that looks kind of buggy. This time of the year I do a lot of experimenting with my morning nymph fishing. Spring brook is where we are seeing our best dry fly fishing. The sulfur hatch will continue for a couple more weeks. Also the midge fishing will continue here for the rest of the summer. Note: We are offering a hatch special, this is fishing for local trout streams during the actual hatch time. The outing is generally for four hours, this will take us through an evening hatch and spinner fall. This is a great opportunity to fine-tune dry fly or nymph fishing skills.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I know I have been a little slow with this update. Waiting to see what this recent round of rain will do to our trout streams. So far so good, water flows have not moved much. However as we all know this can change. I do not suspect we'll get enough rainfall to blowout our trout streams. Hopefully we will see a nice bump in the water flows. Keep in mind these temporary increases in water flows can be more advantage than an inconvenience. Even though watercolor can be off, this can be an excellent opportunity to do some streamer fishing. When you take into consideration, that most of the fish around this year are slightly bigger than average. You just know that there has to be some really big fish hanging out. As for the bugs not much has really changed yet. The best dry fly fishing is still happening at the end of the day. I call this fishing the B shift. Bring a flashlight you'll need it, if you say long enough to get some dry fly fishing. We are still seeing sulfur spinners and sulfur dons. Also look for like caddis is size 16 and black caddis in a size 18. There's also a few gray foxes and March Browns hatching here and there. As for the spring creeks we have a full-fledged sulfur hatch going on with a few size 18 BWOs mixed in. Note: I am offering a hatch special, this is fishing for local trout streams during the actual hatch time. The outing is generally for four hours, this will take us through an evening hatch and spinner fall. This is a great opportunity to fine-tune your dry fly or nymph fishing skills. I have time open for full day trout fishing. Anybody interested in doing some trout fishing. This can be on the local trout streams or even possibly some of the new water that I am exploring at this time. Please feel free to give a call and we can talk about what is going on. Cell is 585-233-0436 or call the fly shop at 585-352-4775

Monday, June 4, 2012

We are getting plenty of rain recently. So far here at home the fly shop, the rain gauge is over 1 1/2 inches so far. Judging by the weather forecast for this coming week there is more rain to come. The upcoming cool wet week, may make the fishing a little inconvenient. However this is actually going to work for our benefit. I call weather like this, blue wing olive whether. Reason for this, is that cool rainy weather seems to trigger hatches of blue wing olives. Along with the olives, sulfurous will also like to hatch in this cool rainy type whether. As long as water flows remain favorable we can have extremely good fishing in this type of weather. As for the water flows, everything is sharply on the rise. The way things are looking, we are going to be fishing large nymphs and streamers for the next couple of days. Even though rain showers are predicted through the entire week, I suspect water flows will moderate within a day or two. As for bug activity I mentioned earlier, we could see hatches starting midafternoon and going until dark. Expect to see full range of bugs, from caddis to mayflies. Mayflies being sulfurous, Gray Fox, March Browns, blue wing olives. If it is not raining and the winds are calm we could see sulfurous spinner returns at dusk. If water flows are high and off-color, consider streamer fishing. This may be an opportunity to catch the biggest trout of the season. High off-color water flows give big Brown trout the security they need to go on the hunt during daylight hours. For streamers try size 8 and size 6 woolly buggers and dark olive or black. Also bunny leech patterns in the same colors can be very effective in these conditions. Note: I am offering a hatch special, this is fishing for local trout streams during the actual hatch time. The outing is generally for four hours, this will take us through an evening hatch and spinner fall. This is a great opportunity to fine-tune dry fly or nymph fishing skills. I have time open for full day trout fishing. Anybody interested in doing some trout fishing. This can be on the local trout streams or even possibly some of the new water that I am exploring at this time. Please feel free to give a call and we can talk about what is going on. Cell is 585-233-0436 or call the fly shop at 585-352-4775

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The bugs are continuing to hatch in all our local trout streams. However the warmer weather has pushed the timing of the hatches right up in to dusk. Want to see a nice bug hatch don't forget your flashlight. If the weather cools off some the timing of the hatches could be a little earlier into the evenings. Earlier this past week the region had a few thunderstorms rolled through. This caused a temporary spike in water flows in a few of our trout streams. Even though the spike in the water flows has worked its way through the system. It is always a good idea to be prepared to do some fishing in higher water flows. A few tricks you can use, is to use a heavily dressed fly, go up one fly size or do both. Also consider where the fish will be feeding daring the higher water. Normal feeding locations may be too fast or too high for the trout to feed comfortably and efficiently. The fish that do feed on the surface will move to a softer flow of water. This often means that we will position ourselves in the middle the Creek and then fish tight to the shoreline. These few adjustments can turn what would otherwise be a disappointing day of fishing, into one of your best days. I always say if we wait for perfect conditions, we are going to do a lot of waiting. It is better to do with the fish to do and adapt to what is going on. With all this being said, I suspect for the next week we are going to be back to a low-water situation. That means careful weighting, long leaders, light tippet and accurate casting. We can only hope for some sustained wet weather, we could use the rain. For more up-to-date information please go to my Facebook page. Note: I have time open for anybody interested in doing some trout fishing. This can be on the local trout streams or even possibly some of the new water that I am exploring at this time. Please feel free to give a call and we can talk about what is going on. Cells is 585-233-0436 or call the fly shop at 585-352-4775

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I have been fishing the local trout streams over the last few days. All I can say is we've got bugs, the hatches are on. All of our trout streams including the Genesee River are in good fishing condition. At this time of the year we can fish from early morning until midnight and expect to have decent fishing. Morning fishing will be best done with nymph fishing. Start out with hare’s ears size 16 pheasant tails size 16, there is a lot of nymph in the drift of this size. If these flies are not working try various caddis mergers in size 14 and 16, after that just keep experimenting. The mid day fishing will be a mix of nymph and dry fly fishing. The same nymphs that we use in the morning will still be productive during the day. During the midday we will see gray foxes and March Browns starting to hatch. These tow mayflies are a mid-day hatch. You will not see a lot of bugs on the water at ones. However the trout are looking for the bugs. Fishing this hatch is about covering water. The more water you cover, potentially the more fish you can catch. The sulphurs hatch has been starting late afternoon, and when conditions are right followed by a spinner return. For now you can count on this happening and practically all of our trout waters. For more up-to-date information please go to my Facebook page. Note: I have time open for anybody interested in doing some trout fishing. This can be on the local trout streams or even possibly some of the new water that I am exploring at this time. Please feel free to give a call and we can talk about what is going on. Cell is 585-233-0436 or call the fly shop at 585-352-4775

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The last round of rain had a positive effect on the water flows of practically all our trout streams. The only river that became unfashionable was the upper Genesee River. However I suspect by now this river should be in ideal fishing condition. Because of the goofy spring we have been experiencing, the hatches are out of their normal timing. When you head out to fish be prepared, depending on where you fish the fly hatches can be as much as three weeks ahead of schedule. The only stream that is running on schedule is Spring brook, you can almost set your watch on the timing of the hatches. As of now Spring brook has a size 18 blue wing Olives hatching. Along with the olives look for midges to be hatching and when all else fails try fishing a pink scud. As for everywhere else be prepared to see a light caddis which is coming off right now. But also have with you gray foxes, March Browns and sulfurs. The best time to fish, right now is mid afternoon until dusk. However as I always say the best time to fish is when we have a chance. If your opportunity to fish is in the mornings, consider fishing nymphs. I recently spent a couple of days back on the Salmon River. I was looking to see if any Atlantic salmon is moving into the Salmon River yet. I did observe a half a dozen fish over a couple of days. My suspicion is that they are just starting to enter the river. I will know more over the next couple of weeks. The real secret for the Salmon River is the growing population of resident big Brown trout. I'm talking about Browns well over 20 inches. However this is a big secret, so do not tell anybody. Also been doing some research fishing, dirty job but somebody has to do it. Looking at some small trout streams, that is producing some good rainbow and brook trout fishing. For more up-to-date information please go to my Facebook page. Note: I have time open for anybody interested in doing some trout fishing. This can be on the local trout streams or even possibly some of the new water that I am exploring at this time .Please feel free to give a call and we can talk about what is going on. Cell is 585-233-0436 or call the fly shop at 585-352-4775

Sunday, May 6, 2012

It has been a while since my last update and a lot has happened. I am now making the transition from steelhead fishing to trout fishing. This doesn't mean that the steelhead fishing is over. There is still enough steelhead hanging out in the Salmon River to make it worthwhile fishing. The best part of this is that there is practically no fishing pressure. Also this is the time when the Atlantic salmon start there run. I have already had reports of a couple Atlantic salmon being caught in the DSR. For now the water levels in the Salmon River are running higher than normal. At this time the Salmon River is flowing at 900 CFS plus runoff. If we continue to get more rain over the next couple of days we could see even higher water flows. The good news is behind this we should be off to a good start fishing for Atlantic salmon. Along with the Atlantic salmon fishing the Salmon River has also been offering some decent dry fly trout fishing the last couple of years. In fact we have seen some nice trout rising in some of our favorite trout fishing locations. The Salmon River over last few years has seen great mayfly and caddis hatches. Hopefully we'll see this new trout fishing opportunity continue to grow. Now for the trout fishing. We had a great run with the Hendrickson hatch. In fact when the conditions are right we can still see some Hendrickson spinner returns in the evening. As for now look for blue wing olives hatching, this may fly is a size 16. Along with the olives, if it's not happening now, any day we could also see a light caddis hatching, these caddis range in size from 14 to16. You can expect to see these bugs hatching on all of our trout streams. As for the water flows, the recent thunderstorms did cause water flows to increase however everything is dropping back into ideal fishing conditions. I know my updates have been little slow the spring. Hopefully I can pick the pace up with my updates. For more timely information go to my Facebook.

Friday, April 20, 2012

It may not feel like it, but the steelhead fishing is still going on. Water flows on the Salmon River is still flowing at 285CFS. We need rain. Despite the low water flows I am able to drift the river with my new drift boat without much trouble. Covering a lot of water has now become the name of the game. I am now seeing very little spawning activity. Even though, for now there is still a good number of fish holding in the upper fly fishing zone. Water temps have warmed up, in the last few days. Into the upper 40s to the low 50 –degree range. The warmer water temperatures have help to get the fish interested in chasing a swing fly. I have also been seen large numbers of baby Chinook salmon all through the river. These little fish are a main source of food for both the steelhead and the resident Brown trout. When it gets right down to it the feeding frenzy is getting under way. Hopefully we will be able to take full advantage of the opportunity. Lately the productive flies have been stonefly nymphs, black and silver woolly buggers, and recently the copper brown woolly bugger is starting to take hold. Hopefully I can improve upon my baby Chinook salmon fly. We can always use another high producing fly pattern in our box. All of the area trout streams are in good fishing condition. There is still Hendrickson hatching with good spinner returns in the evenings when conditions are favorable. Keep in mind, for mayfly spinners to return air temperatures must be above 60 degrees with calm wind conditions. When you have these conditions you can count on a spinner fall at dusk. Along with the Hendrickson's there's also a blue wing Olive hatch going on at the same time. If the fish are not eating the big bugs, then fish a size 16 Olive. As of now I would have to say the hatches on our trout streams are running approximately 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Time will tell if the schedule continues. As for the Salmon River, it is looking like there will still be decent numbers of steelhead around for the month of May. At the very worst, the bugs will be hatching and the resident Brown trout will be on the feed. Over the past few springs we've also seen the front end of our Atlantic salmon run. Early to mid-May in the Salmon River has become an interesting time to fish. As of now I am scheduled to be on the Salmon River until early May. If interested in experiencing some of this fishing please feel free to give me a call my cell number is 585-233-0436 Note: I have finally done it. I now have a Facebook account. I have a bad habit of slowly adapting modern technology. I will be using Facebook for more daily updates and whatever's.

Monday, April 9, 2012




Been fishing the Salmon River for steelhead over the past week. True to form for steelhead fishing, the fishing has been at times a little challenge. Earlier in the week the fish went into a serious funk. Water temperatures were steadily dropping over three days. The temperature drop was so severe that it actually shut down the spawning activity, and the fish dropped back in to the pools. During this three-day temperature drop, water flows dropped off from 500 CFS to 285 CFS. This water drop certainly didn't help the steelheads mood. As you can imagine this started a lot or rumors about what's going on with the steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. Typical of spring steelhead fishing conditions can and do change quickly. Water temperatures stabilized, the steelhead acclimated to the change in water flow and the fishing picked back up. Over the past week I have observed a lot of steelheads still holding in the upper fly fishing zone and a steady flow of fish through the lower fly fishing zone. Also the upper portion of the open River is also holding a decent number of fish. I fish the lower river in the DSR and did well despite the cold water temp we head that morning. As of now there is a lot of fish in the Salmon River. However you have to fish smart. Water flows and temperature swing, are having a big impact in the steelheads behavior. This is the main reason why a lot of fishermen are experiencing tough fishing. Productive flies have been black stonefly nymphs in size 10 to 6, black woolly buggers in size 6. These two patterns have been taking the majority of our fish. A size 4 black copper woolly bugger is starting to take its share of fish. This pattern has been most effective in the lower river, were most of the drop back steelheads have been hanging out.
The local trout streams in Western New York, time to go fishing. We are seeing midday Hendrickson hatches on practically all of our trout streams. Water flows are at excellent fishing level especially for dry fly fishing. This is turning out to be a great spring for fishing the Hendrickson hatch. There is not much to say about the trout fishing, other than go fishing. Do not forget to follow me no face book.
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I do have time available throughout the month of April and in to may. This is for steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. If you have any questions about fishing the Salmon River or are interested in some of my available time please feel free to give me a call on my cell, number is 585-233-0436 or you can call the fly shop and talk to Carl the number for the shop is 585-352-4775

Monday, March 26, 2012




Water flows in all of the rivers and creeks in Western New York have dropped off significantly. Also water temperatures have warmed sharply. As result of large portion of steelhead have already come, spawned and left. With a few exceptions the Genesee River should come in to fishing condition within this coming week. This river may be an excellent option for steelhead fishing the rest of the spring. Also Oak Orchard River is still holding more steelhead than originally anticipated, giving the river conditions. Depending on which piece of water you are on. Water temperatures can range from the mid 50 decrease to the mid-60 decrease range. However this coming week we're supposed to have more seasonable weather. The cooler weather should cool off the water temperatures and slow down the spawning pace. However I do not think the steelhead fishing is going to last much longer, outside the Genesee River. For flies, Do to the low water, we have had to step down in the size of our flies, and lengthen the distance of our cast. Standard adjustments for low-water steelhead fishing.
The steelhead fishing on the Salmon River is just picking up; yes the fishing is running about two weeks ahead of schedule. Judging by the weather forecast for the upcoming week, I do not expect conditions to change much. Water temperatures have been fluctuating from as cold as 38 degrees in the upper River to 41 degrees in the lower river. At these temperatures the steelhead are not going to spawn out too quickly. With the cooler weather coming in the pace of the spawning will most likely slow down. Water flows have been reduced from 1800 CFS to 1500 CFS; we will have to keep an eye on the water flows. I do like the higher water flows this time of the year for steelhead fishing, 1500 CFS is not a bad flow for us fly fisherman. Keep in mind the best fishing is not always in the deep pools. It is spawning time and we are looking for active fish in the back channels and on gravel bars. Higher water flows make these locations ideal spawning habitat and will concentrate the fish. Productive flies have been black Willie buggers in sizes 6 and 4 also big black stoneflies, we've been using these stonefly nymph as big a size 6. With the warming water temperatures and spawning activity, steelheads is definitely going to be interested in chasing swing a fly. It is time to break out our favorite intruder patterns and put them to work.
Note:
I do have time available throughout the month of April. This is for steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. If you have any questions about fishing the Salmon River or are interested in some of my available time please feel free to give me a call on my cell, number is 585-233-0436 or you can call the fly shop and talk to Carl the number for the shop is 585-352-4775