Sunday, October 12, 2014

Starting with the Salmon River. We did receive some rain this week, however the rainfall did not amount too much more than maintenance. As a result water flows remained constant at 350 CFS.  The weather forecast for this week is predicting some more rain. Hopefully we will receive enough to create some run off and possibly an increase in waterfalls.

The salmon fishing continues to be spotty. One day we will have a strong trickle of fish flowing all day, the next day no salmon movement at all. At best the salmon fishing has been and still is spotty. However when the salmon fishing is on we have been enjoying good salmon fishing. This is not to say that there is a full out run and you can catch salmon anywhere in the river with anything you want. When these strong trickles of salmon are happening, you still need to be in productive water and fishing it correctly. The salmon run is still running way behind schedule. This also goes for the spawning activities; we are still only seeing limited spawning mostly in the upper river. At this Point I am focusing most of my activities in the lower portions of the river. We have been finding our best salmon activity to be around first light to late morning that is if there is not much salmon movement. After that our fishing efforts turn to steelhead.

The steelhead fishing is a different story. I would say that the steelhead fishing is definitely running about a month ahead of schedule. Steelhead fishing has gotten consistent enough that the salmon or not actively running we are focusing on fishing for steelhead. This is nothing new, and I said in previous update we are experiencing good Steelhead fishing. However over the past week the steelhead fishing has improved sharply. The past week more new fish are coming in to the river. We are starting to have consistent fishing in both ends of the river. As of now I have not received any reliable reports of the quality of the steelhead fishing from the middle river.

Productive flies, for this week has been Black stoneflies, orange, pink egg flies, and of course the standard Willy buggers in black and silver, brown and copper, olive. This week we did our best in lowlight fishing conditions with pink estaz woolly buggers. The best size this week for willy bugger fishing is a size 6.


I still have prime dates available, In mid October16,17,18,21,22,24,25 for steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. I also have dates in November 20,21,22,23,24,26,28,29,30 available, this will be fishing for Lake run Brown Trout and steelhead. Anyone that has any questions, Feel free to give me a call at your convenience cell is 585-233-0436

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