Thursday, May 31, 2012

Comfortable for fish and angler

Much more comfortable air temps past 2 days have made river temps drop back in to lower 60s,and past weeks rain have kept water at a nice level.

March Browns,Gray fox,tapering off in abundance, Sulphurs,Light Cahill,Stonefly adults,Blue Wing Olives on gray days,and plenty of caddis.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lite show

With past couple days being very hot and humid,water temp are in high 60s,and hatches have slowed down some.Thankfully evening showers have been good at keeping things somewhat comfortable for Trout.Today started with early morning bangs of thunder and lighting,with sky continually bringing the same threat so far all day.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Morning sun

With past couple days being in the 80s and bright sun,water temps have warmed up and the best fishing seems to be in the morning.With evening sprouting some insect activity to waken the fish.This warm weather will usually earn some good Adirondack wet weather,and cooler air.

Brook Trout fishing not a bad option.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Have a great Memorial weekend

Just came away from the West Branch of the Ausable temps in low to mid 60s. level is nice,March Browns,and Grey fox still very strong in abundance. Morning fishing seems to be most productive fishing time,at the moment.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Always something happening

Just stepping off the water I can tell you many things happening out there,lots of big fish being caught this year,plenty of bugs,and we are just getting started.Can hardly wait for whats ahead.

March Brown spinner falls have been excellent last couple nights on the Ausable,with water temps in high 50s to mid 60s,and water levels excellent.Other regional rivers, Saranacs to use as a great example, keep your eyes out for Strong Caddis hatches,and a dense abundance of Sulphurs at times.Definitely starting to move some big bruisers in the pocket water with big foam hoppers and stoneflies in size 6,and8.

Food for thought for those of you that tend to stay away from big drys,the Ausable tends to be more of a big fly river,and these big monster drys have proven there worth, after many years, and many happy clients.For those of you fishing the Saranac river,these Trout tend to eat many more Crawfish than most stream Trout,that being said I have found certain Brown Stonefly nymphs to work well,Teds Stone being  one of them.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Sorry to keep you wondering current conditions,pretty crazy here.Try to to keep you updated with the most honest report,thanks for your patience.

Last couple days have been most cloudy humid off on rain with brief periods of sun.These conditions have kept fishing great,with hatches in full abundance,on all regional rivers.

March Browns,Grey fox,on Ausable some Sulphurs showing on lower Ausable,Sulphurs are very abundant on Saranacs and other regional rivers as we speak.Many other insects have come into play as well, which at times can be more important at times than your Mayflies.For example Caddis flies on the Saranacs are of major importance and dictate how many fish in this river system take flies.

River temps high 50s to mid 60s,wading is comfortable,and the fishing is perfect.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Always the perfect day

Beautiful day on the water, temps holding nice thanks to the clear cold nights, water temps holding in mid 50's to low 60's.Should see more rising fish again as river continues to drop.

Keep your eyes out for March Brown's,Caddis,Sulphur's,and Little Yellow Stone's.Best  piece of advice Keep your eyes open for anything this time of the year.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cool and brite

Beautiful day, air much cooler,rains have ceased,and the rivers levels are dropping.As river levels drop things should set up nice again for dry fly fishing,as of now Streamers and Nymphs should be best bet.
I have found when fishing nymphs this time of the year sizes 10 through 6 to be best producers,as is the case now.

While looking on some of the rocks in faster water you will notice the shucks of Stonefly Nymphs to be rather large sizes now.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Some rain to keep the fish wet

As the warm rains descend on us,Streamers and Nymphs will become more productive.With today set up for awesome Streamer fishing conditions.

I have found warm rains,humid air,and some water in rivers to make the bigger fish come out of hiding with much less caution.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Plenty of bugs

Party time on all the West Branch of the Ausable for all you Dry Fly fanatics,and no lack of bugs that is for sure.

During times of no surface activity Streamers seem to be best to make them lively.

Water temps between 54, and 62 degrees.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Rite on track

Water temps on the West Branch reached as high as fifty eight,thanks to the sunshine.

Things starting to move along here,as more Tan Caddis filled  the air today.Whe should start seeing some March Browns anytime now on parts of the river,also starting to notice a few of the bigger Stonefly nymph shucks on the rocks in the lower river.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Here we are

With a sunny warm day at hand,and the rivers in region at a good level.Things are set up well for a great weekend of fishing.Water temps rose into a nice comfortable range,and dry fly action should start gaining some momentum.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Today air temps were much cooler than past few days,with temps holding in the 40s.River level is a little flush,and dropping.Starting to see some Tan Caddis mixed in with the Hendricksons,fish starting to look up and eat em.Should see this happen soon on the upper West Branch of the Ausable,as most of the rising fish will be found below the Wilmington dam.Water temps still holding in low 40s pushing just short of  50 degrees.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Big fan of the rains

After a couple beautiful days,the West branch of the Ausable is rising again.This constant up and down level is quite common around this time of the year.Water temps still holding high 40s to mid 50s.

Good conditions for subsurface fishing as we speak, humid,some water in river to make the fish less wary,and push the big fish out of hiding.Love these conditions,maybe little warmer water.

Always grateful just to be on the water though, I will take it.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pike season/Ausable note

With this weekend being the opening of  Pike season,decided to spend some time chasing these freshwater predators on a couple of local lakes.

With these fish being in the shallows in many cases now,always get a huge rush viewing these toothy predators ambushing the fly.

As the West branch of the  Ausable sets up for probably one of my favorite Mayfly hatches,the Hendrickson.This hatch under good water levels and water temps should have a good number of fish looking up by end of week.One of my favorite Dry Fly's for this hatch is the Red Quill,in addition to this fly I always have a emerger for this hatch.Many times on cooler days these insects tend to have a harder time leaving there nymphal shuck,this is when a emerger pattern shines.

Heading toward end of week we will see many new insects start to show,Blue Wing Olives,numerous Caddis,Little Yellow Stoneflys,March Browns,and Gray Fox.

Stay tuned.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hendricksons waking up

With the West Branch of the Ausable coming down from a couple days of high water,and temps hovering in the low to mid 50s.

Hendrickson Mayflies began to awake in good numbers for the first time this year on the upper West Branch.No fish taking them with the high levels now,and this being the norm the first few days to a week from  the time they first show in any abundance.Stay tuned,wont be long for all you Dry Fly junkies.