Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Summer is definitely coming to a close.  The trout fishing continues to move along with the morning hatches of Tricos and the occasional Ant fall. Most of the fishing is in the mornings with the Trico spinner fall. However periodically there can be a few flying ants around to keep the fishing going well into the day. The challenge with ants is that there is almost no predicting when you will find the ants falling on the water. You need to be out looking for the opportunity.
As I said earlier summer is coming to a close. I have just recently got set up and will be starting to fish the Salmon River this week. I do not expect to see any strong runs as of this time, but I do need a few days to reacquaint myself with the river. This coming weekend has always been considered the official start of the Chinook salmon run. I do not expect any big catches of salmon at first but the fishing pressure is late and there are a few fish around. Water conditions are excellent for this time of year, water temperatures are in the low 60° range. Also water flows have been incredibly high for this time of year. At one-point last week waterfalls were slightly over 2000 CFS. With a constant flow ranging between 1500 to 1000 CFS. I personally do not remember when we had this much high water for the month of August. If this blast did not pull some fish, I would be extremely surprised.  I will be back on the Salmon River this week and will see what we have for fish. But I do expect see a run sometime over the next two weeks. As always these are salmon and they have a tendency to do their own thing despite what we think they should do. It’s good to be back fishing the Salmon River

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 I still have prime dates available for salmon fishing, In September, 14,15,16,19,23,25,30 and early October Salmon fishing and mid October steelhead fishing.  Anyone that has any questions, Feel free to give me a call at your convenience cell is 585-233-0436

Monday, August 18, 2014

This week there is a lout more going on, a bit different from last week. Fist we did some more scouting on some new trout water. I am very please by what we found so far. Trout fishing in mid to late August is not the beat or the easiest trout fishing, but we did very well for this time of the year. Water flows and temps were good we head a few bugs around. This trout creek has a big hatch of Ios’s or more commonly known as the slate drake. This Creek also have in large population of stoneflies, apparently large enough to have stoneflies constantly catching all through the fishing season. We were able to catch all three trout, Brown trout, Rainbow trout, Brook trout.  There is several miles of quality trout water and this trout creek is a little isolated, we are fishing in the woods. The fishing pressure seems to be light as far as we can see. We have a lot more research to do. I will keep making updates as the project develops.

Now for the local trout streams, as we all know water flows have been up. The dry fly fishing has been extremely difficult, partially due to higher than normal water flows for this time of year. For now the best approach would be, concentrate your efforts with streamer fishing. This way you can cover a lot of water and possibly find small pods of fish that might be feeding on the surface. Just keep in mind it is late August and there is a lot of big fish food around, plus not many bugs left to hatch.

We all know that salmon season is close at hand. In fact this past week there was a small run of salmon on the Salmon River. We had a cool day with stiff northwest winds and the water flows were up. In came a few salmon, not a big run but just a few fish. Some of you might be familiar with one of our guides, Rick Smith. Rick was on the water the other day checking out the rumors of the salmon. What he found was quite interesting. If you were looking, you didn’t find anything. However if you went fishing, you would keep popping into an ad salmon. They were spread out through most of the river. If this becomes a pattern, then we can count on an early run of salmon. But for now I do not expect the salmon fishing to kick in until 1 September.


I still have prime dates available for salmon fishing, In September, 14,15,16,19,25,30 and early October Salmon fishing and mid October steelhead fishing.  Anyone that has any questions, Feel free to give me a call at your convenience cell is 585-233-0436

Sunday, August 10, 2014


We are still feeling the effects on the creeks and streams from all the rain we’ve had over the past week. Most of the creeks and streams are in streamer fishing condition. Judging by the way the weather forecast is looking, all of our waters should be good fishing condition soon. Other then that, there is not much going on with the trout fishing. The Trico hatch continues every day, but we still need water flows to come down a little more, before the trout will start feeding on the bugs again.

For now it is fly tying and with all the high water we have had, scouting the rivers before the salmon run. Once again I have a guide pass to the Douglaston Salmon Run.  With this guide pass we will have excess to the first 3 miles of the Salmon River. This section a river is under private control, given us sanctuary amongst the salmon fishing frenzy. As many of you know I also have A Drift boat and 13 foot raft which will allow us access to the most isolated sections of the river regardless of water flows. This fall we will have several fishing options available to us regardless of the fishing conditions.

First runs of salmon are not to far off. Just a reminder, those of you who are thinking about fall fishing trip, this time to get the arrangements made. I still have prime dates available for both salmon fishing, In September and early October and mid October steelhead fishing.  Anyone that has any questions, Feel free to give me a call at your convenience cell is 585-233-0436

Sunday, August 3, 2014


There is not much to talk about this week. We got a lot of rain, over 5’’ of the stuff. As you can guess the river and creeks are a mess. hopefully we can get back on the water next week. That is if the rain slows down for a few days. The bugs are still hatching even in the high water, but the fish are not feeding on them. If the water color clears up some, we can do some streamer fishing. 
            
                                 Fall news letter -2014

It may not seem like it but it will not be long before we are looking for the first runs of the fall season.
For now, the news is the new website that we have been working on, has finally gone live. We did retain the blog and also have a page with more up-to-date articles. We plan to add more to the website in the near future, both articles and videos. I hope you find the new website both enjoyable and helpful. The website is jaypeckguides.com

Once again, we are receiving adequate rainfall this summer. All of our streams creeks and rivers are in good condition when it comes to water flows. Those of you that been following the Chinook salmon fishing are aware of a few changes in the salmon fishing. The first is that we now know that the early runs of salmon, we have experiencing over the last few years, has been made up of wild salmon.
These fish start to run somewhere between, last week of August and the first week of September. As result, we have an opportunity to fish for wild Chinook salmon at their physical best, bright fresh from the lake.
Judging from the reports I am getting from the lake fishermen we should see a strong run of salmon this fall. The only issue I see with the up coming fall salmon run is the size of the fish. We have a strong forage base in the lake, however due to the passed cold winter, growth rates seem to be down a little, compared to last year. However, this means we will most likely see average size Salmon. I would say we will see Chinook Salmon that is somewhere between 22 to 26 pounds. That is a big fish!

The reports that I’ve been receiving, regarding Brown trout and Steelhead, Is encouraging. There appears to a strong numbers of both fish. The lake fishermen have been expiring good catches when they are targeting Brown trout and/or Steelhead. The numbers appeared to be strong. We will most likely see average size Steelhead and Brown Trout. Fish will average between 8 to 10 pounds, with the older fish being much bigger. 

                        My fall fishing schedule;
Starting on the Salmon River:
Last week of August to October 10th     fishing for Chinook Salmon

Note: starting the first of September, the minimum water flow for Salmon River will be increased from 185 CFS to 335 CFS.  When this water flow increase happens there is often a run of Chinook salmon. If there is no early runs of salmon prior to this water flow increase. There will most likely be a run on the first day of the higher water flows.

From October 10 - to November 1 focusing on steelhead fishing on the Salmon River.

November 1 - Back home to western New York tributaries to December Brown trout fishing.
From December until March - winter steelhead fishing and Brown trout.
If you are interested or have any other questions please feel free to give me a call my cell is 585-233-0436

Jay