Oak Orchard, NY producing excellent rainbows and browns on the fly.Posted on November 28th, 2009
Wow! My wife Barb & I just came off of 3-days of fly fishing the Upper NY tributaries that flow into Lake Ontario and the fishing has been excellent. Wed., we pre-fished the Oak Orchard and on my last blog posting you can see the trophy rainbows and big brown we caught in just a few hours. Well, we went back on Thurs., and met our good friends Jim Westman and Winston Seto who love to fish tributaries. The weather reports were not good. They were calling for dropping temperatures and rain. As it turned out, the only rain we received was a light drizzle and that lasted for a short period of time. When we got down to the river, it felt more like spring than almost winter!! The first thing we realized was that the water levels were low, flow was OK, and the water color pretty clear. We arrived on the water around 7:30am and started fishing. Things started off slow and we only saw two fish hooked in the first hour or so. Than, things started to happen. I hooked my first brown on a white streamer fly, than a second brown on a “bead-egg” , and than we all started to catch fish. Winston ended up landing both rainbows and browns and Jim landed browns. The big surprise was my wife Barbara landing an Atlantic Salmon. The hot producing fies were: white streamers, yellow single egg flies, egg-sucking leech, and a purple Clouser Minnow streamer.