Friday, October 24, 2014

Water flows still are at 350 CFS really. However we have had rain on and off all week, nothing heavy but enough to create a tiny bit of run off. Being late October, an other element to water conditions is now leaves. We have had a few days where in late afternoon leaves have become a slight issue. However the trees seem to be slowly dropping there leaves and the wet weather has helped keep the lease stuck to the ground.
This past week has been all about steelhead fishing. However I would have to rate the steelhead fishing as, technical. What I mean by this is that if you know the water well, and understand the fish. The fishing has been very good. However for the average fisherman the past week has been fair at best. This is very typical of late October November steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. I have been finding concentrates of steelhead spread out through the entire river. We have been finding most of the steelhead hanging out where the salmon have been spawning. For the salmon, at this point most of the salmon have already completed they’re spawning and died off. This is not to say that there is no more salmon running in the Salmon River.  For now most of your salmon and spawning activities will be concentrated in the up river in the fly zones.
The fishing in West New York has definitely picked up. Water flows are still very low, however fish are starting to enter all the rivers and creeks. There is a mix of Salmon, Brown Trout and Steelhead. The fishing should steadily improve as we enter the month of November. Hopefully we will receive enough rain to bring water flows up.
Productive flies, for this week have been a mixed bag of stuff. This year we did not have the normal intensive spawning of salmon. We have been able to use a variety of wet flies and intruders. Swinging flies has been very effective so far this fall. Where we do have salmon spawning the egg bit is definitely going on.  In these locations we are going back to the basics of fishing with egg files and using our nymph fishing skills. For the most part we have been keeping our egg patterns about a size 8, but we have had to experiment constantly with colors.
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I have dates in November,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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