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Good Morning, Steelhead (Wherever You Are)

At last, on the first full day of spring, a day that followed an unusually difficult winter in upstate New York, I was out there fishing and moving once again…I felt like a steelhead, perhaps, off on a “swim” from … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day (For Fish)

Day 1 (for steelhead) The Lake Erie trib was flowing high and muddy, but the sun was out by mid-morning and the sky was April blue. The air temperature would rise into the 50s today, and the water temp would … Continue reading

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Spring Journal: Zoaring

In western New York, March 28th was more winter-like than spring. I left the house in a steady snowfall. The anti-lock brakes on the car struck metal and sprang a fear in my gut as I came off the Ridge … Continue reading

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Brightness

1.   Small black stoneflies skittered across the pool. Trout began to rise and gulp the stoneflies that attempted to finish their journey from the water to the land. Standing under a bright midday sun, I began to curse myself for … Continue reading

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The Steelhead Access Blues

Spooner Creek is one of two or three exceptional steelhead spawning streams in western New York. Fishing is closed on Spooner from New Year’s Day till April 1, so  the large adult rainbows that have traveled from Lake Erie can reproduce … Continue reading

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