Water Flow: 1780 cfs and dropping Water Temp: 50-55 Hatches: BWO's, Hendrickson's, Stoneflies. Fishing on the West Branch of the Ausable is comparable to early spring conditions. Concentrate on close to the bank in the pocket water with bigger nymphs ( Pats' Rubber Leg, Mop's and hotspot attractor patterns. Streamers tied on jig hooks with tungsten bead jigged and stripped have been working well in the deep soft water. I have limited dates available in June (I'm taking a fishing vacation to Montana at the end of the month ;-) ) and early July. If you haven't booked your dates for the Fall on the Salmon River, don't wait I have very few open dates thru early December, below is what I have open. September 14,15. October 26,27. November 2,3,8. December 1,14,15,16. I will being doing a handful of afternoon trips in late Sept thru the first week of Oct during the salmon run. Please contact me for more information if you are interested in that. *** Please note*** My new phone number to contact me is (518) 495-2965 call or text for trips or information.
May 30, 2019
June 1, 2018
The West Branch of the Ausable has been fishing pretty good recently. Water flows are dropping to summer time lows, water temps are mid 50's-60 still. Tight line nymphing has been the most productive technique by far, getting down and dirty with nymphs has produced some incredible client days along with some quality fish. Best patterns nymphing have been: Frenchie, Pat's Rubber Leg Stone, Sexy Walts worm and a Rainbow Warrior in sizes 8 to 16. Looking to book a trip, contact us here.
March 1, 2017
Trout season is just around the corner and with the way mother nature is playing this year streams might be in good shape in April. We will being doing guided fly fishing trips on the West Branch Ausable, West Canada Creek and also trips on some smaller Central NY streams.Whether you enjoy casting dry flies to rising trout or would rather euro nymph (tightline) fish, we can accommodate you. Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail to discuss a trip. Spending the day at Turning Stone Casino?? Want to get a few hours on the water?? We can be on the water in 30 minutes. Trout Rates One angler - Half Day $225, Full Day $325 Two anglers - Half Day $300, Full Day $400 Tackle and flies provided.
June 9, 2015
I was up on the Ausable River in Wilmington over the past week and the fishing was great, plenty of hatches coming off for the dry fly angler from mid day on and nymphing was good all day. Here are my clients tight line nymphing thru some very productive pocket water on the Ausable. A #16 Frenchie and #8 Rubber Leg Stone Fly are a great set up on the Ausable, this nice Brown got fooled by the frenchie. I have limited dates left for trout fishing trips, if you would like to book one give me a call or click on the contact tab to e-mail me.
May 11, 2015
Once again this year I will offering Guided Trout trips on the Ausable River, 9 Mile Creek, Chittenango Creek, Kinderhook Creek and the Battenkill. 1/2 Day Trips 1 Angler $195 2 Anglers $295 Full Day Trips 1 Angler $300 2 Anglers $400 All Rods, leaders and flies included. Interested in a trip, Give me a call 315-298-3949 or click here to e-mail me.
August 5, 2014
Is it a Brown Trout or Atlantic??? This is always a topic of discussion on the fishing forum's and social media . Since the fall run is quickly approaching, here is a ID Chart from Sea Grant to help you identify them. To see the full ID chart from Sea Grant, click here.
April 14, 2014
High water on all tribs continues as daytime temperatures continue to be in the mid 70's for Monday. The runoff will slow down a little Tuesday night as the the night time low is going to be in the low 20's, but then back to spring like the rest of the week. Brown trout fishing on the lake has been really good along the Lake Ontario shoreline. I have May 4 open as well as May 10th for Steelhead trips. Give me a call 315-298-3949 or click here to book a trip.