Friday, December 26, 2014

This week it looks like we may have some decent fishing conditions. Starting with Western New York’s, most of the sown has melted off and water flows are starting to come down once again. We are back to low water conditions once again.  The western end of the state seems to be still in a very dry cycle. There is a few fish scattered in all the pools from the dam on down river. The streamer fishing continues to be productive in the slow deep water of the Oak Orchard River. This is where the bulk of the brown trout are found. The browns here are hungry and aggressively pursuing food. Productive flies; we are have good success with white streamers when it comes to the Brown Trout. We will need to do a little experimenting to find out what colors are working the best, on any given day.

The Salmon River: water flows have been increased over the last few days once again. As of now water flow on the Salmon River is at 1500 CFS, this is way more water that is comfortable for winter steelhead fishing. Judging by the way this weeks weather forecast is supposed to be, we should be back to fishing soon. As always, when we have a sharp increase in water flows, we can count on a fresh run of fish. We ware fishing the lower part of the Salmon River in the DSR, last week be for the water came up. We head very good fishing and the steelheads were all over chasing a swinging fly. Besides being a lot of fun to swing flies for steelhead, it also tells us that there is a strong study trickle of new fish entering the river on a consistent basis. Looks like the winter steelhead fishing on the Salmon River is setting up very nicely. All we need now is to have the water flows come down to 750 CFS or less and we can take full advantage of the opportunity.
Productive flies, this past week has been a mix of everything. Large intruders, streamers, nymph and egg flies, were all working at some point or another. Once again, experimentation and persistence was more important than one particular fly pattern. With the recent round of High water flows, we may find that there is a strong egg bite going on in New York or river. This egg bite could last for three days to a week, once workflows settle down.

The days are now shorter so is the time we spend on the water each day. I am running my winter special from now until March 15. The fishing day starts around 8:30 AM, on the water bye 9 AM until 3 PM. This is designed to take vantage of the best part of the fishing day. Interested or have any questions please feel free to give me a call. Call 585-233-0436

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