Monday, February 16, 2015

Not much has changed over the past week. All of our river and streams in western New York are still locked up in ice or experiencing low water flows. The only open water is the Genesee River. Hear too, not much has changed. Keep in mind, if you intend to try and fish the Genesee River use caution due to shelf ice. On the upside, we do have a good and growing sown pack. Ones we have a good warm spell, everything will change for our Western New York Rivers and creeks. Keep in mind that this change will most likely happen very quickly.
Because of fishing conditions, I have been spending my fishing efforts on the Salmon River this past week. Fortunately we had a couple of, lack for a better term, some warmer days and were able to get on the water. Water flows on the Salmon River are at 285 CFS, and I suspect water flows are going to remain that way for some time to come. We have been fishing the upper river. This is ware we have found a very strong and consistent nymph bit going on. The fishing is not a slam-dunk situations, you need to be on your game with you’re nymph fishing techniques. We have to pay close attention to our leaders setups and indicator placements to make sure the drifts are absolutely perfect. For flies; we have been using a variety of size 8 to size 10 black stonefly nymphs.

Notes:
I do have a few notes to pass along, First we have finally posted three videos from Lost River Productions on my website. Please feel free to go to my website and have a look. Go to  jaypeckguides.com


My Guide calendar is now open and I am taking dates for the upcoming fishing season, from spring through fall. If you’re planning on fishing with me please do not wait, get your dates. Cell 585-233-0436

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Old man winter continues to hold his grip on our rivers. However every so often we get a slight break in the weather and we can get out and do a little fishing. Starting with Weston New York, nothing is changed much here. Everything remains locked up in ice or in low water conditions. Basically all of our rivers either are froze over or full of snow. For now the only exception is the Genesee River. The fishing on the Genesee continues to be inconsistent, you need to go fish and see if it’s happening. A word of caution continues to be needed here. Do to the cold weather and low water flows shelf ice along the river can be very dangerous. Use caution when fishing the Genesee River.
We have been doing our fishing on the Salmon River. This is ware we are finding the best water flows and the most consistent fishing. The water flow on the salmon for most of the past week was 500 CFS. The water flow has been reduced back down to 285 CFS. As always when we planning to fish the Salmon River we need to monitor the water flow prior to our trip. The recent bump of water has apparently pulled in a few new fish into the upper river. On our last run to the Salmon River we experienced some very good winter steelhead fishing. We concentrated our efforts in the upper section of the Salmon River. Hear we had our best results dead drifting black stonefly nymphs, in size 8.  

Notes:
I do have a few notes to pass along, First we have finally posted three videos from Lost River Productions on my website. Please feel free to go to my website and have a look. Go to  jaypeckguides.com


My Guide calendar is now open and I am taking dates for the upcoming fishing season, from spring through fall. If you’re planning on fishing with me please do not wait, get your dates. Cell 585-233-0436