This week’s STREAM fishing report is from Ron Bierstine from Oak Orchard Tackle and Lodge, December 12, 2018.
All the tributary flows continue on a slow drop and clear. Flows in the Oak are about one notch less then medium or between moderate and medium and mostly clear. Still pretty good flows by post Erie Canal feed and December standards. Enough flows where fish can be in different spots, although the clearer water color will make hook ups a little tougher. The other area smaller tributaries have moderate flows and mostly clear water color.
No serious icing that we’ve heard of on any of the waterways. No major precipitation is in the near forecast although temperatures are forecast warmer in the 40’s°F thru the upcoming weekend. The little bit of snow we have and resultant melt off should maintain flows or bump them up only slightly.
Fishing pressure especially on the Oak looks like its settling into the typical winter time mode with just a few cars in the parking areas so far this mid week period. Warmer temps, nice days and post deer season may bring a few more anglers back out. Hook ups include browns, steelhead, some good looking cohos and still a few greenish Kings.
Provided by Ron Bierstine, Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge
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