Friday, January 30, 2009

Latest Fly Fishing Report From Around the U.S

******Updated Report*******

To help keep everyone in the loop with what’s going on in the world of fly fishing, we have another new item for 2009. I’ve touched base with some old friends as well as new friends in the fly fishing and guiding business from around the United States. These folks have agreed to give us some fishing reports. See the Resources Page for their information.

Since it is cold and the folks from Kentucky are socked in by the ice and snow and the people from Ohio are trying to shovel their way out of the recent snows. Those who are lurking from Michigan, in between sledding and riding your snow mobiles, probably could use a fix. Let’s bring everyone up to speed with some fly fishing from other places.

This 18 lb Redfish Caught in Apalachicola Bay

Apalachicola, Florida and the Florida Keys:

Kathy Robinson from Robinson Brothers Guide Service in the Florida Panhandle sent us this report: As the weather & water warms, Spanish Mackerel normally start showing up and they are a blast to fish for. Colder weather is great for striper fishing in the Apalachicola River system, so if it's not right for trout & reds, guess where you'll be fishing? Robinson Bros will head south this month to fish the Keys for Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon and Barracuda.

Upstate New York:

Adirondacks- The season does not begin until April, however there is excellent winter fishing for steelhead in the Lake Ontario tributaries.

Jeff Etnyre on the Henry's Fork

The Henry's Fork- Thanks to Jeff Etnyre of Hyde Boats for this report. In spite of the snow we are still fishing. Although its a little early, we'll soon see consistent hatches of midges and blue winged olives as the temperatures warm up. February, March and April can be very good when the temperatures are above freezing. Most all of the fish we caught on the last trip were on size 18-22 midges. Fishing this time of year is weather dependent but it can be very good.

North Georgia:

Toccoa River The heavy rains and generation have flushed the river. Blue wing olive's have been hatching; tiny black stone flies have just started hatching and will continue through February. Midges are consistent as is usually the case this time of year.

Noontootla Creek Farms is running at the best water levels in years. The entire stream is fishing very good. With the water up the fish aren't spooky. Kent says this river just dosen't get any better as far as fishing conditions.

No comments:

Post a Comment