[nggallery id=805]Bill Henry, my pup Mulligan and I headed out early to fish the Oak Orchard, NY again. We arrived just after sunrise and there were already quite a few anglers on the tributary. We fished a run that had produced about a dozen nice browns two days before but the fishing was slow. We only saw two trout landed and we did not have a hit until about 9am. I started by drifting a 1/16 oz. white jig-fly under a float, then I switched to freshly treated skeened salmon eggs and than to a single steelhead bead (looks like a natural color salmon egg). As soon as I switched to the bead I hooked my first fish which turned out to be a fresh-run rainbow.
Next, I switched back to a white/pink jig-fly and on my first drift I hook this nice brown that weighed between 12-13 lb. It fought hard before we captured it on camera and quickly released it.
The highlight of my day was drifting a pink jig-fly and hooking into a beautiful male Atlantic salmon the immediately jumped out of the water and again fought hard.