Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Lake Ontario Tribs, NY
Walk 10 minutes from most parking lots and you should be able to find some open water. Steel are moving in and can be found top to bottom. Be prepared for other people to step in below you. Not many swingers so, other anglers don't understand what you are doing. They will step in 20 feet below you and start chuking lead with no clue. They will even watch you for 10 minutes and then step right into your swing zone and end your dangle down. Most fly fishermen will give you 20 feet of room but, most spinning guys chucking and duking will only give you 10 feet. Pinners seem to understand swinging more than others since they run long drifts when able.
Still some clean, strong kings and cohos in the river, gear up accordingly. I was swinging flesh streamers 6 days ago and took a good number of cohos, steelhead, kings and 1 brown behind a scandi and a 5.6 ips VersiLeader. Weighted flies didn't work for me on that trip but, the scandi with unwieghted flies was hot.