Atlantic Salmon, Brown & Rainbow Trout fishing in Upper, NY.

Posted on December 19th, 2011

[nggallery id=657]Aldo Nava, who operates www.niagarafishingadventures.com , our puppy Mulligan and I decided to check-out the Upper NY tributaries that flow in to Lake Ontario to see if there was a change from yesterday.  Yesterday the water in most tributaries was very muddy and few anglers were out.  Today, we checked Eighteen Mile Creek, Oak Orchard, Johnson Creek and Sandy Creek.  The first three were still very muddy.  The only one that look like it was worth fishing was Sandy Creek, NY.  We got there about noon and fished for 3-hrs working all the deeper rapids and small pools in a about a 1km stretch.

Fishing the first pool, I ended up hooking the first rainbow which weighed about 2 lb. on my favortie 4″ bunny-strip streamer.  Within minutes I hooked a second female rainbow on a spawn sack and lost another right after.  We headed up-stream and again I hooked another nice rainbow.  Aldo hooked our only brown and on the way back downstream I hooked my first Lake Ontario tributary Atlantic Salmon.  As soon as the salmon was hooked it attempted to jump 3-times getting only about 3/4 of his body out of the water.  It fought well and looked beautiful displaying a nice “kype”,

Aldo was testing the new Rapala R-Type 11′ baitcasting, steelhead drift rod matched with the new Andros baitcasting reel.  I was using the new Rapala R-Type center-pin reel with the 13′, 3-piece R-Type drift rod.  Both of us were using Sufix lines with fluorocarbon leaders.  The outfits worked great!!

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