Tuesday, February 7, 2017

To say it his been a while since my last post, would be an understatement. It is time to get back to it. The last two month has been vary active to say the least. Between recovering from the house fire last April, Moving into new house, Getting ready for the fly fishing show at Somerset, I’ve allowed this blog slide Little too. So what’s going on with the fishing. Most importantly the past week we have had a sharp change in the weather. For Western New York it’s just been cold. However for the Salmon River watershed this past week has been great news heavy snowfall has hit the upper reaches of the salmon River watershed. There has been almost 100 inches of snow fall. Leaving closest to total10 feet of snow in the woods. Hopefully this will compress Down to a 5 to 6 foot snowpack by mid march. This is good for our spring steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. Snow runoff could possibly last into the month of May greatly extending our steelhead season. So all I can say is let it snow. As for the steelhead fishing it self on the salmon river, we have been having decent to good results when conditions are stable and water flows are at fishing levels. We have been concentrating most of our efforts in the upper river. As for flies we have been having equal results with both egg flies and stonefly nymphs.
Water flows and river conditions for Western New York are varying widely at this time. The smaller creeks range from totally iced  up and on fishbowl to fishing. You need to go out and just check the conditions fishing conditions the small waters can change daily. As for Oak Orchard River water flows remain in a moderate level however recent rainfall could change flows quickly. Here to you need to just go out and check conditions and take it day to day. For flies egg patterns and White streamers is going to be the typical lineup.

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