Thursday, May 30, 2013

Finally a dry spell.

Water temps are very good, with no rain lately, and river levels dropping fishing opportunity's on some water's could blossom this weekend.

   Water temp's for the Saranac
     57 f-62 f

    Water temp's for the Ausable
       52 f- 60 f

 Fly choice's
 fly's should be fished very deep

March Brown nymph's
Large black, and golden stonefly nymph's

Large streamer's with lots of movement, and not too much flash
 Color's of olive, orange and black

Stay tuned

Friday, May 24, 2013

Very high water,

River levels are very high, unsafe, and I expect this to be the case till rain stops for a good while. We will keep you posted.

Have a great Memorial weekend

Air temps have dipped into the 40's, water levels are high, and water has been off color some. Regardless of the drastic change in air temp, fishing has been good. Till these conditions change some, dry fly fishing will be very slow.

 Under these conditions black, olive, orange, large streamers or nymphs fished very deep, have been very productive. Stonefly nymph's can be a excellent option, during or after a high water period, due too there poor swimming ability they are very vulnerable struggling in the heavy water flows.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A quick update

After hard rain,thunderstorm's last night, most regional river's are cloudy and high. River's such as the Ausable will drop and clear very quick. When levels drop, water clears, you will see most of the  rising fish on the Saranac, and lower Ausable. Water temp's are in the the high 50's too low 60's.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Stir it up with a streamer

River levels have stabilized, weather is cloudy with occasional shower's, and water temp's on the lower river, and the Saranac are back in the high 50's. Most of the rising fish on the Ausable will be found downstream of the Wilmington dam. The insect menu  consist of yellow stonefly's, caddis, Hendrickson's, March Brown's, and Gray Fox.

When nothing else has produced, the streamer has worked well, and produced the biggest fish. It is important when fishing streamer's to cover a lot of water in a short time.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Setting up for a nice fishing weekend

River levels have dropped, and water temps are climbing back up. As water temps have reached back into the 50's, fish are responding to current insect activity. On the Ausable you will find many Hendrickson's, Little Yellow Stonefly's, the Saranac will be slightly ahead as March Brown's, caddis, and Little Yellow Stonefly's fill out the meal plan.

My best fishing has been subsurface this past week, with streamer's being most productive last 3 day's.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunny, dry, and much colder

  Last 24 hours air temp's have dropped twenty five degree's at least, water temp's have gone from low 50's to low 40's, and it feels like it is going to snow. Water levels on the Ausable have dropped much compared to the swift waters of yesterday. Over last few day's fishing has been good. Fish were rising sporadically on the entire Ausable for first time this year. With river's having a little more water than normal, many active nymph's were being swept into the water column making them very vulnerable, this made nymph fishing a very productive method.We are finding a good deal of holdover fish, a sign of  good winter survival.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Spring in the Adirondacks

Every were you look it is so alive roaming moose, black fly's, mating mallard's, this is spring in the Adirondacks.

With past 48 hours throwing some scattered rain shower's, Ausable river levels are going up, and down some, with just enough water to absorb the shock of the anglers presence. Starting to see some increased Hendrickson activity in the air on all of the Ausable, water temp's still in 50's on the Ausable.  Hendrickson nymphs are crawling all over the bottom of the Ausable, the water is becoming more alive everyday. Saranac systems will be in high 50's to low 60's, with a little more adult insect activity, and good fishing. Overall fishing is good on most river's with subsurface fishing most productive, ideal water temp will be mid day on most regional river's. The scattered showers have bought warm rain's with some humidity, these are my favorite conditions for subsurface fishing.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Hendrickson

With many plant's, animal's, insect's, coming to life. It is the arrival of the fish eating bugs off the surface for many can hardly wait.Warm sun has raised water temp's on water's such as the Saranac, and lower  Ausable into the high 50's to low 60's by mid afternoon. These conditions have spawned  the arrival of the Hendrickson mayfly, with some fish looking up to eat them on the Saranac.

After viewing a variety of stonefly nymph, mayfly nymph, and caddis pupa on the bottom. I can tell you great things are to come. Stay tuned.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Knee shaking

The trout Lillie's are coming up through the ground, a good sign we should see some Hendrickson mayfly's coming around soon. This weeks weather has been very dry, sunny, water temp's are in mid 50's, with river's having no lack of water thanks to runoff. With temp's comfortable for feeding, streamer fishing has been most productive, with aggressive strike's making  you shake down to your knee's. Some big fish showing themselves this week, a sign of good winter survival.