Thursday, July 30, 2015

The dog days of Summer have brought some of the best fishing conditions we have seen in two a half months. We have not received much, if any rain this past week. Judging by the up coming weeks weather forecast, we may see a slight thunderstorm but it’s going to be a hot and dry week. Water temperatures are definitely going to be affect. The fishing schedule that we have been running this past week will hold through this coming week. The schedule has been early morning to mid late morning and then late evening into dark. Do not be surprised if the evening fishing turns into night fishing. Once again warm water temperatures are going to be a concert.
Tricos are going all up and down the Oatka creek. This is a size 20 mayfly; the timing of the hatch is in the morning. You will want to be on the water around 7 AM, Depending air temperatures that day hatch will around up sometime between mid to late morning. On days when there is a stiff breeze flies such as ants and beetles can be very effective. Keep in mind these bugs will hit the water with a splash.  Do not worry about delicate casting when fishing these flies. In some river and creeks there is another mayfly starting to hitch is the Isonychia. This is a size 12 mayfly, that will be hitching into the fall.

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I still have a strong and varied menu for trout fishing. From local morning Creek fishing to more off the grid brook trout fishing. If you need trout fix or having trouble finding water in fishing condition. Please feel free to give me a call cell 585-233-0436

Monday, July 20, 2015

Note; at this time of writing this update Oatka is flowing at 2.95 at this flow Oatka is at a good fishing level. However water flows are coming down.

Been off the trout streams over the past week. Spent some time in Florida doing a little saltwater fishing. Got beat up by the Tarpon and beat up by the weather. We had intense thunderstorms and high winds,
that kept us off the water at times. This can be very frustrating but what can you do you, pick your time for a fishing trip and you try to make the best of it. All said and done, Great trip, we caught some great fish and had a great time.
So what is going on with the trout fishing, as usual water flows are the biggest concern.  We still need to check water flows on the individual Creek and river  you plan on fishing. Over the past week we have received around 2 inches of rain. Even though it’s not raining everyday, we are still getting lots of rain. Looks like we are going to have to work around some high water while fishing the summer hatches. By now the tricos are going all up and down the Oatka creek. This is a size 20 mayfly, the timing of the hatch is in the morning. You will want to be on the water around 7 AM, Depending air temperatures that day hatch will around up sometime between mid to late morning. Do not waste a fishing opportunity just because water flow is a little high. If we did that we would not be doing any fishing this year. Keep in mind this time of year some of our best trout can be caught on streamers.
I will be doing some off the grid trout fishing later in the week.  It will be interesting to see how the trout have been growing this season.  When we have a wet summers like this, It’s always good for the trout.

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I still have a strong and varied menu for trout fishing. From local morning Creek fishing to more off the grid brook trout fishing. If you need trout fix or having trouble finding water in fishing condition. Please feel free to give me a call cell 585-233-0436

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Note; at this time of writing this update Oatka is flowing at 3.67 at this flow Oatka is little too high to fish. However water flows are coming down

Looks like the weather patterns are starting to change. However all of our rivers and creeks are still hello high to fish, very slowly coming into fishing conditions. We did receive about a half an inch of rain this past week. This rain has cause some of our local trout streams to come back up. Hopefully water levels will drop within a few days. However rainfall and water flows are very inconsistent from one location to another. You’ll need to check water flows on your particular river or creek you intend to fish. The ground is still saturated from all the rain, and does not take much to bring waterfalls up. This past week I’ve seen the start of our summer mayfly hatches, the tricko hatch is starting in the upper reaches of Oatka creek. There are not a lot of bugs yet and the fish are just starting to get on the bugs. Fishing this hatch will only get better over the next few weeks. Also it would help to have little bit of low water fish this hatch. A long with tricko ants and beetles are now going to be staple patterns. Even now when we are in mid summer, streamer fishing can be extremely productive. A lot of fish have grown big enough for now that’s a tiny bugs of mid-summer do not supply them enough food value. These fish are now looking for more meaty food sources, Such as crayfish and forage type minnows. This time of year can be the best time to hunt for big Trout. The water is not good enough for dry fly fishing. Doesn’t hurt to strip a few streamers.

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I will be offering two spey casting clinic this fall. September 3 and October 5, anyone interested in attending the class please contact, me as soon as possible. Space is limited for this class. Cell 585-233-0436

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Note; at this time of writing this update Oatka is flowing at 4.00 at this flow Oatka is way too high to fish.
With all the rain we have been receiving, looks like we should stop tying flies and start building an ark. We have received an epic amount of rain for the month of June. I do not know exactly what the rainfall amounts are but this past month has been incredibly wet. Right now all of our rivers and creeks are experiencing high water flows. Few rivers are in fishbowl, and those that are barely fishbowl. We can definitely use a little bit of dry weather.
Judging by the upcoming forecast, we are still going to be getting a fair amount rain for the foreseeable future. There is so much moisture in the ground that it is taking longer than normal for waterfalls to come back down. Looks like we will be working out of the streamer box some time more. By now the trout should be well tuned into eating crayfish, Leeches and oak leaf bugs. This tape of food will grow big strong trout really fast. Fish with at list 3X tippet, the takes can be very fast and aggressive.
We are in one of those periods where we are between hatches. The sulfur hatch is winding down and most of the caddis have ran there hatch cycle. We are now waiting on the start of our summer hatches. We should see the first of these summer hatches starting in a week or two. These hatches will be morning hatches, now it is time to start fishing the ‘’A’’ shift. If the water flows come down and allow us to do a little dry fly fishing. It is time to break out the ants and beetles. We have been having great success lately with a basic pattern, an olive Adams in size 16 and 14.

This pass Saturday June 27th we had the Spey Nations, Spey clave. It was a good time and good to see everyone there. I will be offering two spey casting clinic this fall. September 3 and October 5, anyone interested in attending the class please contact, me as soon as possible. Space is limited for this class. Cell 585-233-0436