Atlantic salmon, migratory brown and rainbow trout action from Oak Orchard, NY.

Posted on October 18th, 2012

[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.

 I landed all my fish using the new Rapala Shift Center Pin reel with the new Rapala Shift 13 1/2′ drift rod loaded with Sufix Elite high-visibility monofilament and a Sufix fluorocarbon leader.

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