Tuesday, January 20, 2015

This past week was another cold week, with not much fishing. Starting with Western New York, as you would expect, all of our small Streams and creeks are still locked up an ice. For now Our fishing is centered on The Genesee River and Oak Orchard River. The Genesee River Water flows have been fluctuating a bit over the past week. Some days, waterfalls are suitable for fishing and other days it is not. We are going to need to evaluate the river conditions on a daily basis. Keep in mind there is considerable amounts of shelf ice along the Genesee River. Caution is needed. Water flows have Drop this past week. As result this water drop has not helped the fishing. There is a few fish spread in the pools from the dam on down river. Due to the recent water flow decrease, most of the fish are down river in the deeper water. Fishing hear to we need to work around some ice. There is some shelf ice, but it should not be much of an issue.  As for flies, I do not expect much has changed, as always experimentation goes a long ways. Egg flies in your favorite colors and bunny streamers.

Water flows on the Salmon River this week has come down even more. As of now the flow is at 285 CFS, this is the winter minimum flow. At this level, we can expect to have icing conditions during cold spells. On cold days, in the lower river this can be a problem all day. Best solution for dealing with the ice problem is to fish up river. Even the coldest morning the slush ice is only a temporary in convenience. The slush ice generally clears up by mid morning.
Productive flies; with the low water flows and the cold winter temperatures, nymphs stone flies. Also keep in mind that for whatever reason this winter you’re doing extremely good with the swinging fly. We have been having a best results with Intruded style flies. Keep these flies about two half to three and a half inches long. As always experimentation when it comes to color patterns.


                                          Steelhead Spey fishing clinic          
                     Douglaston Salmon Run                           Jay Peck Guides
                         1-315-298-6672                                     585-233-0436

What you will learn from our school:

Class outline:

Day one –
Steelhead biology and river ecology; 
How to Use this information to find steelhead

Afternoon of day one -  Outdoor classroom
On water casting instruction.

Day 2 –
       Outdoor classroom, On the water
Putting it all together.
Reading the water
Selecting where we fish and why

The school will be March 14,15 2015. We will meet at the Douglaston Salmon Run visitor center [Office] 8:30 am both days.

The cost is $425.00 per person for the two days. This will Include Lodging, River access, and of course the clinic. For anyone who needs equipment, there will be some equipment available. To reserve your Spot in the clinic a $225 Deposit is required. For more information, or to answer any questions Please contact Jay of Jay Peck guides, Cell 585-233-0436 or e-mail jaypeckguides@gmail.com

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