[nggallery id=666]Can you believe this January mild weather? It’s a little abnormal to drive by golf courses and see lot’s of people playing golf without heavy coats on and to be able to fish for migratory brown and rainbow trout with light-weight waders and light jackets, but we are!! Today my wife Barbara, our dog Mulligan and I traveled to Oak Orchard Creek, Upper NY to see of the water had gone down from two days ago and it did. It was a Saturday so we slept in and only arrived at the creek around 12:30 pm. We were hoping by that time that the rush of avid steelheaders would have left and they did. I have so much confidence fishing the jig-flies that one of the best times to fish them is right through the middle of the day.
My wife Barb hooked the first fish about 1/2 hr. after we arrived on our favorite 4″, bunny-strip fly with a 1/32 oz. weighted bead. It turned out to be a nice rainbows about 8 lb. that fought hard. We made friends with an excellent angler by the name of Caleb Young who was fishing a centre-pin drift outfit with a float rig and a small jig tipped with a live waxworm. He landed several browns and rainbows working the same run we did.
Barbara also landed a nice female brown trout and I also hooked to nice trout. The long-range forcast calls for mild-temperature which means I’ll either by fishing Upper NY tributaries or the Niagara River. I have a tough decision to make….go for nice migratory browns and rainbows or yellow perch up to 13 1/2″ and 2 lb.+ white perch!