Upper NY tributaries continue to produce good catches of migratory brown and rainbow trout.

Posted on December 19th, 2010

[nggallery id=393]My wife Barbara, our pup Mulligan and I headed down to Oak Orchard again this morning.  Our first stop was the Slippery Sinker Bait & Tackle shop in Olcott, NY to pick up a non-resident NY fishing licence for my wife, and from there we headed east to the Oak Orchard.  When we arrived there were about 6-cars parked on the side of the road and we knew that the fishing pressure would again be very light.  We packed our gear and headed down to the river and started to fish.  Both Barb & I were rigged with the Rapala Magnum Steelhead drifting rods, Rapala Volt spinning reels and Sufix Titanium Plus 8 lb. test line with Sufix fluorocarbon leaders.  We fished a slip-bobber rig again with 4″ white bunny-strip streamers that have been working so well for the last 2-months.  Within 10 min., Barb hooked here first fish.  It ended up being a spawned-out female about 28″ in length.  For the next 2 1/2 hrs. we missed a few fish each and landed about 1/2 dozen nice browns and rainbows.  Tomorrow I’m planning on fishing the Cattaraugus River that flows into Lake Erie in Upper NY state.

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