I had a change to travel back to Eighteen Mile Creek, NY today with our good friend Bill Henry. Air temperature was around 15C and when we arrived, there were quite a few fishermen on the creek. We started fishing the slower moving lower stretch and within 15 min I was fighting my first trophy brown trout.
Bill Henry hooked a large fish in the lower stretch, but after a short fight, it got off. We met two other Ontario steelheaders, Richard Reis and Bruno Perino who also caught some nice browns fishing the rapids and pool further up-stream.
Richard & Bruno were fly fishing and also using center-pin drifting outfits to catch their fish.
Bill and I headed up-stream and Bill landed his first brown. The fish was under 3 lb., but very colorful.
The brown trout fishing will remain excellent in Eighteen Mile Creek, NY right up until the water starts to freeze. If you love to tributary fish, try and get out this month while the temperatures are above zero!