Sunday, March 4, 2018

It has been a long time since my last update, way too long. Going forward my intentions are to get back to my weekly schedule of updates. For those of you who’ve look forward to these updates, both my apologies and my thanks for your patience.
As we all know, winter has definitely left its mark, the experience of the intense whether through December and January. Fortunately February was a little milder.
As for the month of March we are off to a winter start. The recent storm we experienced left us covered with a snow blanket of 12 to 14 inches. As much as an inconvenience, It is just what we need. The spring like weather we experienced the latter part of February got our spring run off started four weeks earlier then normal. This recent snowfall Help keep our spring fishing on a more normal schedule. All of our streams and creeks are now ice free and water flows are in fishing conditions. The Salmon River is flowing at 1650 CFS as of now. Keep in mind at this time of year water flows on the Salmon River can and do change on a daily basis. As for Western New York, Water flows are at ideal fishing conditions, looking forward to this coming week, fishing conditions will hole up just fine. As for fish, the Salmon River has and is fishing very good for this time of the year. There is a lot of fish in the Salmon River as of now. I am anticipating an excellent spring of steelhead fishing, judging by the amount of steelhead that has entered the river since last fall. The same goes for rivers and creeks in western New York, when water conditions are favorable we experienced good Numbers of fish. Once again this spring is starting to set up as a good spring for steelhead fishing. Also the Brown Trout creeks are still producing Drop back Brown Trout, these are the Brown trout that I like to refer to this time year, as our last chance Brown’s. I suspect we will be able to fine these last chance Brown’s for another few weeks. As for flies, we have been using a wide assortment of fly patterns depending where we have been fishing. Starting with Western New York; Standard egg patterns in colors of chartreuse, pink and the Time proven carpet fly have been getting it done. Also when fishing for the Brown trout, we have been using a variety of streamers in colors White and chartreuse. For the Salmon River the normal arsenal of stonefly nymphs, especially in the upper river are you getting it done. It is time for the winter stoneflies to be hatching. Mid to lower river we are having good success swinging our standard tube flies and mini intruders, In a variety of colors. Pink and purple mixes have been the top producers, Keep these flies about 2 ½ to 3 inches long.


We still have plenty of time available for March and in to May. Please feel free to give me a call so we can discuss your options for the Springs steelhead fishing cell 585-233-0436

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