Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Whitakers's Tip of the Week
At this point were at the end of our spring season and the majority of steelhead have finished spawning and returned to Lake Ontario. The few fish that are still hanging around are mostly in the lower end of the river. The best area for anglers to focus right now is between RT2A and the DSR. The steelhead that are dropping back have been holding in the head or tailout of the deeper holes and larger runs. Olive and black streamers with slow sinking tips have produced the best results.
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 5/4/21
With the recent rain check the water level before making the trip. Below average temperatures for this time of year along with rain showers.
Techniques & Tips as of 5/4/21
Swinging streamers with sinking leaders, dead drifting with egg patterns.
Current Conditions as of 5/4/21With the recent rain check the water level before making the trip. Below average temperatures for this time of year along with rain showers.
Local Species Available Spring
|Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer||black, olive, brown||4|
|Conehead Rubber Bugger||black, olive, white||4|
|Hot Cone Woolly Bugger||black, olive||4|
|Meg A Egg Sucking Leech||pink, orange||4|
|Kaufman stones||brown, black||6|
|Rubber legged stones||black, golden||6|
|Conehead Bunny Muddler||black, olive, brown||4|
|Bead Head Flash Zonker||olive, white, black||6|
|Steelie omelet||chart, peach, cerise||6|
|Sucker spawn||blue, pink, chart||6|
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer
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Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
7-Weight 10' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
Salmon/Steelhead WF Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Class V Sink Tip Fly Line