Coho Salmon, migratory Rainbow & Brown Trout fishing still excellent in Upper NY, Lake Ontario tributaries.Posted on December 14th, 2011
[nggallery id=656]Odessa (our daughters black lab), and Mulligan our puppy accompanied me back to Olcott, NY to keep me company while I fished Eighteen Mile Creek for a couple of hours. We arrived around 8am and headed down to fish some of the shallower rapids. The water had dropped at least 2 feet since I had been there a few days ago and the fish were laying tight to current breaks around the large rocks in the middle of the river.
My “go-to” presentation is to drift a 4″ white, bunny-strip streamer weighted with a 1/32 oz. bead under a sensitive KMV lip-bobber rig about 3-4′ below my float. Within 10-minutes I had my first fish on that ended up fighting hard and taking me down-stream to land. It ended up being a nice 7/8 lb. rainbow. Next I hooked a trophy Coho Salmon that ran down-stream and took me around rocks. Thanks to the high-visibility of the Sufix Titanium 8lb. test yellow line I was able to figure out where exactly the line when around and under a rock, headed up-stream so that I would be at the right angle to move the line back off from the rock…it worked. The fish continued to run downstream until a friendly fishermen offered to use my Lucky Strike Live Release net to land him. Just before we left I also landed a nice female brown trout that was full of eggs. I used the Rapala Magnum & R-Type Steelhead rods matched with the Rapala R-Type Center Pin reel to catch all of the fish.
Self-taking the pictures was made easy using a Cannon HD camera with a “flip-screen” and a good quality tripod! I’m hoping to get back out next week to have some more fun!