|Ethan works a nice pool|
Has it really been that long since my last post.....really?
|Jonathan with a nice October King|
Here it goes.
I will try and put up a few posts in short succession to highlight some of the past fishing trips over the course of the year.
I will start with this fall tributary season, and hopefully add some backlogged stories as I go.
This year’s WNY tributary season was pretty normal, at least from my experience.
We had water, not a lot, but more than what I had seen in some past years. And that allowed for the salmon migration to start right on queue. Fish moved up all fall, and even had some opportunities to push way up into some of the smaller freestone tribs with the occasional pulse of rain and/or canal release.
|Ethan with a streamer king |
Even though we caught some fish, we didn’t ever seem to find a good group of fish, and had to put in a lot of steps just to find the few we were able to catch. But, that’s fishing. Each year is different, and some years are better than others, especially when it comes to finding plenty of fish that are willing to take a fly.
Our best flies this year were woolly buggers tied in olive, brown and black and in sizes #4-#6. We primarily dead drifted pockets and pools and swung them in tail-outs and runs. Or, a combination of the two.
|Woolly bugger king|
Once late November comes around, the brown trout start to come off the spawn and will eat almost anything and everything…..including a swung streamer!
|Jon's first fall lake run brown|
Enjoy the upcoming Holidays….and hopefully I’ll see you on the stream.
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|Ethan and a big post spawn hen|