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