Saturday, December 12, 2015

Brithday Fishing - 12/05

Fish landed - Photo by Leif Mermagen
Fish on! - Photo by Denver Miller

November is now gone and the fishing has remained, for the most part, consistent. Even if that means a little slower than what we have come to expect in recent years.

After a very busy October and early November, where “stream time” was all but nonexistent, I am now enjoying some time on the local tributaries.
In the net - photo by Denver Miller

This past weekend I was able to get out for a little while on my birthday and celebrate with a few friends (Jessie Hollenbeck of Wide SkyFly Fishing, Denver Miller, Leif Mermagen of Streamwalker Nets & Jim Metcalf & Family) along with my youngest son Ethan. Everyone got into a few fish, spent time sharing stories and had a wonderful lunch with a surprise birthday cake.

We caught most of our fish on egg patterns dead drifted along the bottom. Beads, sucker spawn, nuclear roe bugs in a variety of colors all worked. And although we caught fish, we couldn’t really ever find a pattern that seemed to rule the day and put fish in the net on a consistent basis.

One of a few lake run brown trout for us - photo by Denver Miller
The Erie Canal is now draining and providing a much needed bump in water flow for many of our WNY tributaries. Hopefully this will prove to be enough incentive for more lake run trout to make their way upstream and provide us with some quality winter fishing.

Special thanks to Leif Mermagen and Denver Miller for providing photos for this blog.
Ethan with a fish on
Denver with a nice kyped out male lake run brown

What a crew!


Fishpainter said...

Happy Belated Birthday Brian.

bfly said...

Thanks Bob!