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

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


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