Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tricos one day / streamers the next

With fall hatches starting to show there presence, fish do not know what to eat first. Water levels are very stable for consistent trico spinner falls in the morning on the Ausable, a good hard rain can change things quick to streamers the next morning though. Grasshoppers becoming more important, and provide a great excuse for a big fish to come off the bottom to engulf these big morsels. On the Saranac finding some Isonychia nymphs becoming more active as days pass.

Saranac water temps 60 f- 65 f

Ausable water temps 56 f - 65 f

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

On water early/ Off water early/ Big dry flys

With cool days having been more frequent, and a occasional shot of rain, water temps are slowly getting more comfortable for early morning fishing on the Ausable. With the Saranac a better option for catching bass, due to warmer temps. River levels on most waters, are very comfortable for wading.
  Hatches are minimal at the moment. Fish are very responsive at times to big dry flys after having seen many large silhouettes drifting above there head due to the many large stonefly adults, and  grasshoppers that frequent the streamside.

Saranac  68F - 76 f

Ausable  65f - 72f

Friday, July 12, 2013

On the water early / off before noon

With river levels having dropped, water temps have risen, and hatches have thinned out. Water temps are from mid 60's to low 70's, this being a great reason to use the heaviest tippets, and leaders. Under higher warmer temps fighting fish to long can kill them. Fluorocarbon tippets come in very handy this time of the year, allowing me to fish a size larger in tippet, due to it being almost invisible.

Caddis      Pupa/Adult
Stoneflys  Nymph/Adult
White Wulff

Marabou Muddlers

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fish very hungry, as Ausable drops water level

Water levels have dropped much in the past 24 hours, fish eating drys again, and are very responsive to  a variety of colors of stonefly nymphs.  Best fishing will be in the morning as water temps slowly creep up as sun rises.

Saranac,    Dangerously high water levels in trout waters

Water Temps 62 f - 68 f 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hot fishin, and high water

At the moment we are getting more rain, the past 24 hour break in the rain was very welcome, as river levels have continued to drop, we will see what next 24 bring. Regardless of past 48 hours water levels, fishing has been very good subsurface, with many big fish awake, and on the prowl. As currents continue to flush a  abundance of caddis pupa in colors of olive, and cream. With stoneflys being poor swimmers, fish are seeing a variety of them getting flushed downstream in the currents. Under the existing conditions you will find most fish close to the bank, with the Ausable being most fishable of regional rivers

Saranac  water temps

62f - 68f

Ausable water temps

61f - 69f

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fishing conditions for Ausable, and Saranac rivers. (WATER LEVEL AT FLOOD STAGE)

After last nights rain, river levels has risen to dangerous levels. As rain ceases the Ausable should drop water levels quickest, we will keep you posted.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rise and shine

With past week of sporadic rain showers, river levels have been very nice on the Ausable, still a good amount of water in the Saranac. Fishing has been best in the early morning, with drys, nymphs, and streamers all working.  As river hatches slow down in the next couple weeks, fishing bigger drys can often create some great action on top of the surface. Have fun, stay safe, some thunder boomers too watch out for this past week.

64f - 68f  Saranac

64f -70f  Ausable

Golden stones
Green Drake
Yellow Stone