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.

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

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