Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:21 PM
State your years experience fishing the rivers.
And your personal most effective baits on opener steel and fall run Salmon.
Late fall steel.
Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:29 PM
My most successful spring opener baits.
Sponge ,usually Orange or yellow.
More double digit days than I can count and second would be single egg.
Again sponge . Second choice , the more recent pinkie.
Fall steel .
Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:33 PM
Best bait for opener, fresh roe bags. Recently adding beads which help under right conditions
Salmon well.. fire tiger style spoon / rapala
Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:17 PM
Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:45 AM
Been river fishing 6 years now.
Bait? never used any. Opener steel- black stoneflies, pheasant tail nymphs, san juan worms
Fall salmon-I'm still chasing resi's... then straight into ---> fall steel.
Fall steel-marabou spey flies, has to have some black in it.
Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:24 AM
Just simply pull a piece off Paul.
TI how do you rig the sponge. I’m curious. Do you trim it to make it look like egg?
Roughly the size of a single egg.
Shape it with your fingers or if you carry scissors a quick trim.
Penetrate with hook.
Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:20 AM
I've been salt water fishing since I was 7....started fresh water 8 years ago....salmon, stripping streamers. trout, night crawler.
steel, flies, roe bags beads...centerpin or fly fishing.
I can't say there's one particular offering that stands out, under right circumstance and time in the water. all of them work.
confidence is key.
Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:35 AM
I use nymphs for steelhead
Big streamers for salmon
Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:07 AM
This year will mark 15 years fishing fishing the anadromous species..
Spring my favorite fly is this dumb looking black and gold nymph I found in a river 12 or 13 years ago that seemed easy enough to tie. It has become my best producing fly and those of you that fish with me know I have one box full of these dumb things.
Fall run salmon; skein, end of story.
Late fall steelhead, if im on the pin you cant beat roe. If im on the fly I tend to be confident in a black and blue hobo spey.
Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:15 PM
30 years now but I don't look it eh , I grew up at a home that backed right onto a nice stretch of river that had decent runs every year so my brother and I were always out there.
I started by fly fishing when I was a kid but then grew up got old and got a boat so I rarely fly fish anymore.
Ultimate lure was the panther martin in orange it just caught everything. But like anything else knowing how to read a river was key.
Posted 26 September 2017 - 10:41 AM
Mostly Float fishing for me, been out of the game for about a decade. Use everything for bait and when nothing works or to lazy to tie flies or roe, use worms , worms have never failed me. I recall a magical time in the early 90's when the streams of Lake Ontario's northern Shores would fill with Brown Trout after the Salmon runs and before the Steelhead Runs. Like you I await the rains, wish everyone good luck and good Karma, stay safe.
Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:05 PM
I started fly fishing first, in the mid-eighties, then float fishing later, in the early nineties.
I think my best pattern for the spring opener was a hares ear, with or without bead head, depending on the flow.
In the fall, my favourite pattern by far was the glow bug. Deadly.
On the occasion that I float fish, I will use a spawn bag or small worm and a stonefly dropper.
Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:06 PM
Take advantage of these tips and we'll all be rewarded.
Have a great fall season guys.
Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:31 AM
Michigan Cricket is my top salmon fly
Old school swing.
Heads up. That'll work.