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

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