I’m looking forward to heading down to the Upper NY tributaries in about a week or so (hopefully when the leaves are done falling off the trees), to enjoy the excellent migratory trout fishing they have to offer. Our good friend Ron Bierstine who operates the Orleans Outdoors fly shop just around the corner from the Oak Orchard sent us his report. There was a bit more precipitation yesterday and flows in the Oak Orchard came up to a med – slightly high level with about 2 – 3 feet of visibility. Great drifting flows that are a little higher then typical fall levels that should be drawing in some browns and steelhead. The other area smaller tributaries are up slightly to mod – med. Fishing pressure was down some for the begin part of this week but could be building again toward this weekend. Temperatures have cooled down, no lake effect snow here but there is the chance for more rain showers. There is a mix of fresh and some darker salmon now, and many fish are spawning. Fish still migrating up from the downstream reaches of the Oak Orchard along with a mix of browns, steelhead, Atlantic and Coho salmon that have all been hooked. Salmon are present in good to strong numbers through the Oak Orchard with good opportunities ahead on newly arriving fish. Anglers targeting browns are getting a least a few hook-ups each day. So far some nice big quality males and a handful of females have been landed.
If you would like more information on the Oak Orchard, or you would like to know more about Orleans Outdoors, just go to their website at, www.orleansoutdoors.com .