Monday, May 26, 2014

Finally finished up the steelhead season, this year the run lingered a couple weeks later into spring longer than normal. Now it’s time to move our attention to the trout streams. Water flows have been a challenge of lately. Depending where you are fishing, you could have ideal water flows or you could be still waiting for waterfalls to come down. However despite the cool weather and late spring, our bug hatches seem to be running about on schedule. A few days of warm weather goes a long ways to getting everything back on schedule.

Over the next few weeks we are going to see a lot of bugs on our trout streams. As of now we have three different caddis hatching, the most prevalent is a size 14 light Caddis. There is also a small size 18 black Caddis and A size 14 caddis known as mothers day Caddis that is still hatching. For mayflies the sulfur are now starting to show up in all of our trout streams. Look for bug activity starting around midday and going through till dark. We will see the gray fox and March Brown’s soon. The next few weeks we will have some of the best dry fly fishing for entire trout season.

Friday, May 16, 2014

This spring continues to roll out it’s menu of challenges.  For a while I thought water fowls never going to starting to moderate. The rainfall has finally started to moderate. This is allowed water to settle down to a comfortable level of 750CFS. Hopefully we will be able to maintain A comfortable flow of water for the next couple of weeks. Despite the recent rainfall  cat has passed through the region.

 Yes we will steelhead still hanging out in the Salmon River for a couple more weeks. This has been A long drawn out steelhead run. If you are thinking about making that last run to the salmon for a steelhead, Concentrate your efforts in the mid to lower section of the river. There is still decent numbers of Fish in the upper section of the river, But they are reluctant to eat a fly. Ones these fish start to drop downriver, they start to become more interested in eating. So far the best technique we have found is to cover as much water as possible with the Drift boat and swinging flies with sink tips and spey rods. We need to  cover as much water as possible. Often active fish are found in small groups so you must Fish through a lot of water fast to find them.  As for fly patterns we are using A lot of brown and copper William buggers. Basically anything that looks like a good bite of food.
The in land Trout stream; water flows and temperatures have finally settled into shape. It is time to get on the water. The Hendrickson are now on. You should find hatches all your favorite trout streams as of now. Keep in mind that sometimes the trout don’t always feed the surface. There is often a strong nymphs drift that occurs A few hours before the mayflies show on the surface. It is not unusual for the trout feed heavily on these nymphs.

NOTE:

I still have days available for May steelhead fishing. We will be fishing for drop back steelhead. This is a excellent opportunity to get familiar with a two-handed rod and sinking line techniques. I will be starting my trout fishing season in another week. Here to I have Time available over the next few weeks. If you’re interested please feel free to give me a call my cell number is 585–233–0436 please be patient I am often in poor cell receptive areas.

Sunday, May 4, 2014


This spring seems to just keep going, great for steelhead fishing. May is just starting and judging by the way things are looking we gut at least another 2 to 3 weeks of good steelhead fishing. If you have not been on the water yet it is not too late. As of now water temperatures are still hovering in the mid 40° range, Fluctuating between 44 and 48° depending on the whether that given day. The biggest change is the water flows are finally starting to calm down. The flow still sounds high but flow is at 900 CFS at the present time. This may sound high but 900 CFS is the lowest water flow on the Salmon River has been in almost 2 months. We have had an amazing amount of water this spring. As for the fish activity, we have had heavy spawning activity now for two weeks. We should start to see few Fish that are finish with spawning and now starting to drop back in the pool. So far I have not found much for fish dropping back. I suspect this behavior will be starting soon. Swing season is about to start. This is one of the best times of year to fish for steelhead with a swinging fly. This is a prime opportunity to deploy a spey rod and sink tips for steelhead fishing.
We have recently received some decent rainfall, as result water flows in our local trout streams have come back up. Once again we are dealing with a big water spring. For now consider fishing screamers and large nymphs until water flows receipt. Fortunately this cool weather has slowed all the hatches for now. I suspect that we will have some decent dry fly-fishing by the mid week.

NOTE:

I still have several days available for May steelhead fishing. We will be fishing for drop back steelhead. This is a excellent opportunity to get familiar with a two-handed rod and sinking line techniques. If you’re interested please feel free to give me a call my cell number is 585–233–0436 please be patient I am often in poor cell receptive areas.