Fishing Report -  West Branch Ausable River, New York
February
20, 2018
The water is very high and still very cold with lots of slush ice in the water in many
sections. T
here is more rain forecast

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain or snow everyday through for
the next week
. Highs will range from 35 to 65 and lows from 19 to 54 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 20, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Midges are hatching. Fish the larva and pupa in tandem. Fish the adults when you see them on
the surface.
Our Brown Sculpin and White Belly sculpin are great flies for the entire fall and winter seasons.
The Olive Matuka Sculpin and Black Matuka Sculpin are good flies to use at this time.
Blue-winged olives are hatching
Aquatic worms will work.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $50 are shipped via
Priority Mail.  
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
4, 5 or 6 weight
Leaders:
Dry fly: 9 &12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Tippets:
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Streamer 0-2X
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or
Ultimate Six
Fly Reels:
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
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Rate: xxx cf (ice)
Level: 3.89 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 33
Clarity: stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Ausable Forks
Fly Fishing West Branch
Ausable River, New York:
A description of the West Branch Ausable
River, Guide to fly fishing West Branch
Ausable River, West Branch Ausable River
fly fishing strategies, and much more
National Weather Service