Thursday, June 25, 2015


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At the time of posting this update, Oatka creek, this flowing around the 3.0 mark. This is an excellent flow for fishing Oatka, especially if you’re interested in fishing with dry flies. Obviously this flow is dependent on how much rain we receive on a given day.
As you can imagine this past week the fishing has been challenging due to water flows. Depending on which river or creek you decide to fish, there could be a large variation in conditions. With all the rain and saturated ground we will need to continue monitoring water flows carefully. This is nothing new the way this season has been going. The bright side is with all the water we have been getting, the July and August trout fishing should be out standing. Starting with central and western New York, trout water, Oatka creek and the Genesee River water flows are on the high side of fishable but, definitely with in good conditions to fish with a dry fly. There is stile sulphurs hatching, even though we are nearing the end of this particular hatch. Look for a mixes of caddis, in a variety of sizes and colors. Also when conditions are right look for spinner falls around dusk. If water flows are a little high or water color is a little off. Do not hesitate to fish streamers.  This is always an excellent opportunity for big trout.
Our off the grid Trout water, Is pretty much following the same conditions and bug hatches. This past week these creeks and rivers were not practical for fishing due to high water flows. Normally water flows rise and drop quickly in these watersheds but due to all the rain the ground is saturated here too. Fishing Conditions are definitely improving considerably this week.

This coming Saturday June 27th is going to be the Spey Nations, Spey clave. It will be held on the Salmon River at the Pineville fishing access parking lot starting at 8 AM running throughout today. I will be one of the presenters putting on a casting demonstration, casting switch rods. I will be offering a spey casting clinic on Sunday June 28.  Anyone interested in attending the class please contact, me as soon as possible. Space is limited for this class. Cell 585-233-0436

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Note; at the time of posting this update, Oatka creek this flowing over the 4 foot mark, too high to fish at this time. Best fishing starts at the 3.2 mark on down. Oatka should be fishbowl with in a few days. Granted we do not get too much rain between now and then.

The rain just keeps coming. it is starting to look like we are having a wet cool month. All of our rivers and creeks are marginally fishbowl. This means you’ll need to evaluate water flows and conditions the day that you intend to fish.  With these higher water flows, and slightly stained water do not let this discourage you. If the water is a little high and off-color, grab the stream box. These higher water flows will knock large food items loose, Such as crayfish and big Stone fly nymphs and send these food items a drift. The larger trout will take advantage of the off-color water and use it as cover. Big trout that we normally need to fish for after dark, are now out and feeding at a, more reasonable daytime hours. The bug hatches are continuing along at a normal pace. Lots of Caddies activity from mid to late afternoon until dark, with a few Gray faxes and March Brown’s mixed in. Along with these bugs, hatches the sulphurs continue to hatch every evening. As for the evening spinner falls, weather conditions will determining if the spinner fall happens. On stormy evening, there will be no spinner return, however keep in mind the following evening if conditions are favorable the spinner fall can be more intense. This is because extra mayflies have you been stored up due to weather conditions.
Been on the Salmon River over the last few days. The trout fishing on the Salmon and the surrounding creek is holding up OK, despite water conditions. Spent some time looking for Atlantic salmon, with all the water and ideal water temperatures. It has been quite challenging to find any Atlantic salmon, but yes we did. The Salmon River water flow at this time is at 750 CFS Plus runoff.
This coming Saturday June 27th is going to be the Spey Nations,  Spey clave. It will be held on the Salmon River at the Pineville fishing access parking lot starting at 8 AM running throughout today. I will be one of the presenters putting on a casting demonstration, casting switch rods. I will be offering a spey casting clinic on Sunday June 28.  Anyone interested in attending the class please contact, me as soon as possible. Space is limited for this class. Cell 585-233-0436

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If you are interested or have questions about fishing the upper Genesee River, or the more adventurous outing. Exploring off the grid Brook Trout fishing. A long with this, I am now offering my evening hatch special for the local trout water, this is offered at a reduced rate. This is an excellent opportunity to get a fishing tune up. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call, cell 585-233-0436

Saturday, June 6, 2015


Be careful for what you ask for, you may just get it. We needed rain and did we ever get it. Last weekend we got almost 4 inches of rain. We were dry and our Creeks and rivers were low, not anymore. It has taken most of the week for water flows to settle down to being even close to fishing levels. This recent round of rain may have been inconvenient but was just what we desperately need.  
Starting with Oatka creek, we are back on track with all of our bug hatches, Caddis are still coming off on a daily basis from late afternoon till evening, Gray fox and March Brown’s are trickling off from midafternoon until dark. And of course the Sulfur hatch continues to grow with the intensity every evening growing, with the daily bug activity finishing off with a sulfur spinner return. We are having some of the best dry fly fishing so far this season. When there is no service activity, try fishing nymphs and wet flies.  We have been having good success with hairs ears wet flies, various partridge wet flies and for nymph Lightning bugs, hairs ears and pheasant tails. There is often multiple hatches going on at one time, If one fly pattern is not working, switch out and try another pattern.  As for any other trout water such as the Genesee River and the Cohocton River bug activity is running very close to what is going on with Oatka Creek.
All that ran we get last week has brought the water flow on the Salmon River way up. At one Pont flows over 2000 CSF. With this large increase in water flow and cooler temperatures, it is time to look for Atlantic Salmon. If these fish are going to run they will run in these conditions.
A reminder, there is going to be a spey clave at the Pineville fishing access on the Salmon River Saturday June 27.  This event is free to everyone and there is a lunch provided. I will be putting on a casting demonstration that day. The following day Sunday, June 28 I will be holding a spey casting clinic if interested please contact me.

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If you are interested or have questions about fishing the upper Genesee River, or the more adventurous outing. Exploring off the grid Brook Trout fishing. A long with this, I am now offering my evening hatch special for the local trout water, this is offered at a reduced rate. This is an excellent opportunity to get a fishing tune up. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call, cell 585-233-0436