Friday, August 10, 2018

                                            Fall Newsletter 2018
This has been a hot and dry summer. At the time of writing this newsletter, we are starting to get a little bit more rainfall. However your guess is as good as mine as to what the water flows will be like this fall. As always it will not matter to us what the water flows are going to for this fall, we will adjust and enjoy the fishing as we always do.

Salmon fishing:
I anticipate this fall’s salmon run to be as strong as last year. I have been receiving very good reports on the salmon fishing from the lake since May. The lake fishermen are reporting large fish and good numbers of salmon. There has been a confirmed report of a few salmon being caught in the Salmon River already, following some heavy rain. Hopefully we will see an early start to run like last season.

Steelhead fishing:
I have not been getting a lot of reports from the lake fisherman regarding steelhead. This is due to the fact that the salmon fishing has been so productive, the lake fisherman have not been targeting the steelhead. This is good news for us. The steelheads have not seen the heavy fishing pressure that they normally experience on the lake. When I do occasionally get a report, these reports have been very promising.

Brown trout fishing:
As for the brown trout, the same thing goes. Fishing pressure has been light for the Brown Trout this summer due to good salmon fishing. The few lake fishermen that have, targeted Brown Trout are reporting quality fish. 

Atlantic salmon fishing:
The Atlantic salmon numbers have been poorer than anticipated this summer, however recently a few Atlantic salmon have been trickling in. We normally see a limited run of Atlantic salmon this time of the year. Hopefully we will have a population of Atlantic salmon to fish for. I intend to run the late August early September salmon fishing program. We will split the day fishing for Chinook salmon in the mornings and Atlantic salmon in the evening.

Overall impression is this fall’s fishing is going to be on par with last year, with the potential for some larger than normal fish. We may have to work around some low water but that has never been an issue for us, especially when you consider that low water conditions favor the fly fisherman.

Fall fishing schedule:
Atlantic Salmon:
Fishing the Salmon River late August to mid September
Fishing the Salmon River from late August to mid October.
Fishing the Salmon River from mid October to November.
Brown Trout:
Fishing Western New York tributaries until late December.

At this point I still have ideal days available for September, October and late November.

For more information, or to answer any questions:
 Please contact Jay at Jay Peck guides, Cell 585-233-0436 or e-mail
Enjoy the fall!

Jay at Jay peck guides

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