Friday, October 16, 2009

Columbus Day weekend was spent guiding on the Salmon River in Upstate NY. We encountered very high water and cool temperatures for most of the weekend. Fishing the upper fly zone on Friday brought us several browns to 7#, a couple of steelie's to the 5# mark along with kings approaching 30#. Moving north to South Sandy Creek on Saturday brought us into a crowd of fisherman. We managed several hookups in the morning saw many fish landed. The afternoon bite was much better for us, the croud thinned out and the fish turned on. Drew landed the largest King of the trip that was 30 + #, Russ landed a 6 # Steelie along with a couple of Kings. Mike G. landed a couple of browns to 7# and several kings. Mikey had multiple hookups and finally landed a 26 # king. Steve G. had a wonderful trip landing King, a Brown along and had a few other hookups. The highlight of Armand's trip was sleeping in the vehicle, instead of the rat infested hotel. Andrew had a slow weekend, but his son Matt landed a beautiful Coho. My son Jake landed beautiful 8# steelie, and hooked several Kings. Kevin H. fished the river for his first time and landed a beautiful king. I am not sure but i think his dad landed a cold, from having wet feet all weekend. Let's not forget about fall down BOB and his Son. I am certain they only landed hangovers !