Monday, May 1, 2017

Looks like Spring has finally arriving, starting with western New York, Not much has changed. Water flows are still high in all of our trout streams. Despite the high water the Hendrickson Hatch is coming off but that’s normal predictable schedule. The bugs are going to hatch regardless of water flows. Hopefully this coming week we will be able to get on our trout streams and enjoy this hatch. Until then continue to monitor water flows.  Keep in mind the Weather forecasts continues to show periodic rain.
What is going on right now with the fishing? The Salmon River continues to fish at a decent rate. Water flows and water temperatures have moderated considerably. For the last few days, water flows are at 500 CFS; water temperatures are now in the mid 50-degree range. The steelhead spawning activity is winding down. There is still some spawning activity in the upper river. With the warmer water temperatures, the steelheads are now going to be chasing flies. At this point we are fishing for mostly Drop back steelhead. This can be some of the most exciting steelhead fishing of the entire steelhead run. This is what we call, swing season. It is now time for the spey rod to have its day.  Fishing Drop back steelhead require us to cover a lot of water. Using sink tips and two-handed rods make this process far more easily and efficient.
Other news, over last week there has been a few adult Atlantic salmon being caught in the Douglaston salmon run. Hopefully this is a positive prelude to what is to come. Only time will tell, if this will be anything significant. However I will be doing my normal late May early June Atlantic Salmon routine. If interested please let me know.

Note;

We still have prime fishing dates are available, for the Salmon River.  This will be some of the best steelhead fishing with the spey rods of the year. We still have prime May date available. If you’re interested please feel free to call and we can discuss your options cell 585-233-0436

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