We have been finding plenty of fish on the Upper Andro this year, averaging about 15 fish/angler on half day trips. I have been measuring each fish this year, keeping a detailed log book for IF&W, and have caught quite a few fish in the 12″-14″ range, and a few 14″-16″ fish, including a few nice browns. Streamers and nymphs are still the best bet. There are plenty of caddis around, and a few mayflies, but not much as far as rising fish, but they should start to look up soon.
The water is as low as it was all last summer, and it is bound to warm up quick if we don’t get any rain. The next month should be the best fishing until fall, so get after it!
Here are some the highlights from the past week..
14″ Brook Trout
It’s here, just in case you were wondering. In fact, waters are warming daily, and some of the tribs look like late July/August conditions; skinny. I was able to do a quick fish on the Andro yesterday, and landed a couple fish, including a nice brown. The state has been putting in some larger fish, so there should be some good tight-lined battles this year. There are some mayflies and stones around, so things should only get better from here, with caddis by the end of the month. I believe June is probably the best month, but don’t put off fishing because the good fishing will be over before you know it.
Also broke in my new Scott Radian 905/4, this could be the real ‘Goldilocks’ rod. Fast and feel. If I had to have just one rod, I think this might be it.
I Hope to see this guy and his buddies in the near future….book a trip and you could be holding it!
That’s right, our quite neighbor to the north, Canada. I spent 3 days chasing the elusive Atlantic Salmon and was rewarded with 3 hook-ups, and landed two beasts, the smaller one being 31″ (no tape on the bigger fish pictured). Though the fishing and conditions were tough, it was worth all the effort when I hooked up. Amazingly strong fish, despite not seeing the backing, these fish had my 8 weight doubled over, and heading upstream of me at times, unreal.
Guide season officially starts tomorrow for me, and conditions look good. I have a few float trips booked for the latter part of the month, but still some dates open for May and June so book now, you won’t regret it!