The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Fishing in the United States > Northeast

Northeast Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Post fishing reports, ask for information, discuss this area...

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By nickj

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2014, 06:05 AM
slob4u's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Putnam County, NY
Posts: 10
slob4u is on a distinguished road
Default All This Rain & Fishing

I'm in the lower Hudson Valley of NY & with all this rain, the rivers & streams are MOVING! This is my first season of fly fishing & was curious to know what kind of effect this has on fishing right now.
Do the rivers & streams need to subside a little or is fishing them after rain like this good?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2014, 07:43 AM
Rip Tide's Avatar
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: quiet corner, ct
Posts: 5,416
Rip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: All This Rain & Fishing

Conditions are going to be pretty tough after today and they weren't all that great beforehand.
Unless there's a catastrophic flood, the trout will just hunker down and "shelter in place" out of the current. So expect them to be in all the right places when conditions improve.
When it's no longer dangerous to do so, you can try to fish the seems between the fast and slow water, but until the water levels drop don't expect to see the classic dry fly hatches that we have this time of year

---------- Post added at 08:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:00 AM ----------

I'm reminded of another rain event from this same corresponding week, but years ago
I was staying at a campground at a local river when we had a day of 5+ inches of rain.
My campsite was on a "corner" with the river on both it's north and east side. When the river rose, it decided to make a 'shortcut" through my campsite.
I don't know if it was some kind of mating season migration or what, but the parade of hellgrammites (dobsonfly larva) through the campsite that night was alarming.
Almost like something out of a horror movie.
We had too sit up on top of the picnic table to keep our feet away.

I'm not sure why that happened in that particular situation, but it's something that I think about when we have rain like this, this time of year.
__________________
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2014, 08:04 AM
nickj's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mid-coast Maine
Posts: 577
nickj is a jewel in the roughnickj is a jewel in the roughnickj is a jewel in the roughnickj is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: All This Rain & Fishing

Moving.... LAST summer was seriously moving. West Canada Creek, in Barneveld, was up over 10,000 cfs in late June, early July. Here in mid-coast Maine, my local stream had just started to drop/clear up. Raining hard again.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2014, 08:33 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: MA
Posts: 572
eastfly66 is a jewel in the rougheastfly66 is a jewel in the rougheastfly66 is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: All This Rain & Fishing

The steelhead fishing must still be good up in the creeks near Watertown and Pulaski than right ? Is'nt West Canada creek one of those steelhead creeks ?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2014, 10:00 AM
slob4u's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Putnam County, NY
Posts: 10
slob4u is on a distinguished road
Default Re: All This Rain & Fishing

I'll be heading back home to western Mass next week & will be doing some fishing there. That's probably the next time I'll be able to get out, so I hope conditions are in my favor.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2014, 10:01 AM
nickj's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mid-coast Maine
Posts: 577
nickj is a jewel in the roughnickj is a jewel in the roughnickj is a jewel in the roughnickj is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: All This Rain & Fishing

Quote:
Originally Posted by eastfly66 View Post
The steelhead fishing must still be good up in the creeks near Watertown and Pulaski than right ? Is'nt West Canada creek one of those steelhead creeks ?
I don't think so. Big browns and rainbows, Gold Medal C&R tailwater. Why it's called a creek is beyond me.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2014, 07:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: MA
Posts: 572
eastfly66 is a jewel in the rougheastfly66 is a jewel in the rougheastfly66 is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: All This Rain & Fishing

Quote:
Originally Posted by nickj View Post
I don't think so. Big browns and rainbows, Gold Medal C&R tailwater. Why it's called a creek is beyond me.
3.25 hr drive , not too bad ! does it get real crowded ? any recommendations on a campground near by ?
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-02-2014, 05:12 AM
nickj's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mid-coast Maine
Posts: 577
nickj is a jewel in the roughnickj is a jewel in the roughnickj is a jewel in the roughnickj is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: All This Rain & Fishing

It doesn't appear to get too crowded. I've only been there twice- last year and the year before. Lived in Colorado, so it was a long drive. Last year we were there for two weeks, it rained the whole time. It let up the last couple of days, I was able to catch some browns- one nice one. Now I'm retired and living closer, so will spend more time there this year. There are tubers floating by on nice days. It's wide, so there's plenty of room.
I don't know about the camping, we have a summer cottage there, but it's Adirondacks vacation land, so probably. There's a link from the power company that shows the projected water flow for the day. Google West Canada Creek, plenty of info on line. Nice river.
eastfly66 likes this.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cabelas Rain Jacket. Fly Fishing Wading Jacket. Size Medium. Rain Coat Ebay USA Wading equipment 0 03-28-2013 01:10 AM
Recent rain puts damper on most fishing conditions Recent rain puts damper on most fi Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 06-17-2009 07:40 AM
Recent rain puts damper on most fishing conditions Recent rain puts damper on most fi Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 06-17-2009 03:08 AM
Recent rain puts damper on most fishing conditions Recent rain puts damper on most fi Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 06-17-2009 01:02 AM
Recent rain puts damper on most fishing conditions Recent rain puts damper on most fi Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 06-16-2009 09:20 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.