Sunday, March 29, 2015

Late March Steelhead Trips

I guided four days this past week and it was really tough, especially earlier in the week. We actually got blanked one day, although we had three fish on. The mid river just seemed void of fish, most of the fish are in the upper end towards Altmar but the crowds up there are not appealing to myself or my guys so we chose to sacrifice numbers of fish for less angling pressure. Each day did get progressively better and we scratched out some nice fresh steelies.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 20th Steelhead fishing

We had a pretty good day of fishing friday, the fishing has been pretty tough lately and the temps unseasonably cold so I haven't been booking trips. Hopefully this is a sign of good fishing to come. The busy season officially starts for me on tuesday and I'll be out almost every day until mid May but there are still a couple holes in the calendar. Here are the highlights from friday and an extra one in there from fishing with Ben Stevens for an hour one morning.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 11 steelhead trip

It was beautiful day of fishing yesterday on the Salmon River. The fishing was a little slow but we managed to land three fish including one nice female brown and hooked a few more.

Monday, March 9, 2015

March 5th Steelhead Trip

Fished a half a day on the Salmon River and with temps in the teens and a wind chill of 6, we did alright. We only landed two fish but hooked quite a few more in just a few hours.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Guanaja, Honduras at Fly Fish Guanaja

For three weeks in the beginning of February I was in the Bay Islands of Honduras, mostly Guanaja, but I did spend a few days on Roatan. Steve Brown, the owner of Fly Fish Guanaja got married in Roatan and I was invited, it wasn't a tough decision so obviously I went. He's a great friend and the winter has been absolutely brutal in upstate New York. We had an amazing time at the wedding and then hopped in a boat over to Guanaja where I spent the next two and a half weeks. The first day started off with a permit, a small snook, a baby tarpon, and then a bonefish which=super slam all before noon......not a bad way to start off the arrival! I didn't pick up a rod for over a week, spending lots of time in a hammock, paddle boarding, and mostly tagging along on other permit hunting expeditions. The next dat I was on the bow of a panga Greg Baldwin, the manager of the lodge, poled me into a school of four permit. The first cast I made connected and I had my second permit in two days of fishing. Ken Hubbard showed up that afternoon and on his second morning of fishing he had his permit as well. Our girlfriends were along for that final week so we basically took the rest of the week off from fishing and experienced some of the other attractions the island had to offer. It was a perfect vacation and I'm sorry to be back in upstate New York! The weather is looking like its going to warm a little bit and my first steelhead trips since January start this week. I promise you won't have to wait as long for my next post;)