Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I know it’s been sometime since my last update. But a lot has been going on over the last couple of weeks. First of all I spent seven days fishing for Atlantic salmon on the Matapedia River in Québec Canada. The salmon were running late, but you cannot catch a fish if your fly is not in the water. After a few days of hard fishing I did manage to catch a salmon. The Salmon measured 40 inches long and weighed approximately 30 pounds.  Truly a world class Fish, The fly was a size 2 rusty rat. It was a good time fishing with good friends on a great river. What can I say about Atlantic Salmon fishing, other than go do it.  The rewords are few and far between and it come slowly but it is well worth the effort.
Got back from Canada and went straight to the Spring creek for a couple of days of trout fishing and then back on the road once again. This time it was off to the west branch of the Delaware river for a couple of days. This year for fishing on the west branch has been A little tougher than normal. The big issue is the lack of bugs. There really has not been any heavy hatch this season. We need the strong hatches to get the fishing going. For now there is a few bugs on the west branch of the Delaware River. These are the summer sulfurs, Isonychia, blue wing olives. There is also A few spinners, in the evening and a few left over spenders can be found still drifting in the river on the lower end of the West branch in the morning. When the bugs do hatch it has been from early to mid afternoon. Keep in mind water temperatures are colder than you would expect. Water flows are being released from the bottom of the damn, as result water temperatures range from 42 to 49° depending on the weather that day.

As for Spring brook, there has been a few leftover sulfurs hatching and some sporadic spinner falls in the evening. Recently done my best fishing size 12 Black or brown woolly buggers and size 14 and 12 pink scuds. The supper hatch should be winding down over the next couple of weeks. From this point the mayfly hatch Will be over tell next spring. Will be fishing small screamers scuds and micro midge patterns.

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