Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 28th fishing Sandy Pond

With all the beautiful weather lately I've just wanted to be near the water around Lake Ontario like the North and South Sandy Pond soaking up all the sun I can before heading out to Alaska on Monday morning. Mostly I've been fishing with my girlfriend this week trolling the edges of the weedbeds and dropoffs for walleye. We've been averageing around 8 walleye a day and plenty of pike, bass, crappie, and other panfish mixed in. Lots of fun with lots of sun and some great sunsets too!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 18 Walleye and Crappie fishing Sandy Pond

Fished Sandy Pond the past couple days for Walleye and Crappie. I wanted to catch some walleye for dinner so I headed to the Pond for the first time this spring. I took my nephew the first day and my girlfriend today. We landed 8 walleye and two crappie yesterday and 5 walleye and two crappie today.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 12th Trout Fishing the Tug Hill Plateau

Went fishing today with my good friend Mark for some trout. We had some great action on the surface with stimulators, hoppers, and caddis for brookies, rainbows, and browns. Nothing really big but just a lot of fun on a 4wt fly rod. Here are some pics...

May 11th Steelhead fishing the Salmon River

Last week was supposed to be my last day of guiding for the spring but I had a last minute booking and there are still plenty of fish so I took it. We did really good landing 18 fish and one really nice brown trout mixed in which got away before I could get a pic but it was about 8 pounds! A great day all around from morning till afternoon the fish were biting and biting a little bit of everything. Here are some pics from tuesday...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 7th Steelhead fishing the Salmon River

Last day of guideing the Salmon River till October when I return from Alaska. I fished with Joe from PA today in the Long Bridge Pool and did very well. The bite was really good early in the morning until about 9am and then it died right off but it was hot and heavy for those first few hours of daylight. We landed over ten fish today and lost lots more! Great last day on the Salmon River. I have three weeks till I head off to the Royal Coachman Lodge in Alaska but until then I will be fishing trout throughout the upstate New York region. Here are some pics from yesterday.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 6th Steelhead fishing the Salmon River

We fished today with Joe, Jojo, Eddie, and Champ from Philadelphia, PA. The Long Bridge Pool is really one of the only holes still producing good numbers of fish and today it did just that. We landed over 15 steelhead and two smallmouth bass. The fish hit a little bit of everything today, seemed like everytime you would change the bait the fish would hit. Surprising how many fish are still in the river still, I thought they would be gone by now with the warm March we had. Here are some pics from today

May 5th Trout Fishing Ninemile Creek

Decided to do some trout fishing with my good friend Mark on Ninemile Creek. We started off a little slow probably due to the 36+ inch Northern Pike that Mark hooked and lost after jumping clear out of the water. I can't imagine how many trout are in his belly. It really picked up towards the middle to later part of the day as the bugs started coming off the water. We were getting them on dries (caddis), nymphs and leaches. Here are a couple pics from yesterday...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 4th Salmon River fishing and conditions

The Salmon River is low at 185cfs and the Steelhead fishing is winding down. There are still fish to be caught in the deep holes of the mid to lower river and even a few fish still in the Upper Fly Fishing only zone. The fish in the lower end are in a little better shape and are mostly chrome bright as they make their way back towards Lake Ontario. I will be on the river tomorrow and Friday which will be my last guide trips until I leave for Alaska on the 31st of May. The last day I was out was, I believe, last thursday and it was a little slow but we managed many hookups and landed a couple fish including one really nice football shaped brown trout. Unfortunately I didn't get a pic of her but here is a pic of the only steelhead we got to the net

May 3rd Trout Fishing Tug Hill

I've been out trout fishing the past few days for Brook Trout and Brown Trout in the tug hill plateau region around Redfield, NY. We caught some really nice Brookies over the last few days and I wish I had taken more pictures because the colors on some of the fish were amazingly beautiful! Most of the fish we caught were on dry flies but we did catch some on streamers and nymphs. We did catch a few really nice browns yesterday too which really made it a great day and an even better week! The native Brook Trout pictured here actually had a four inch creek chub already in its mouth when I caught it.