Here They Come!


Brown Trout caught on the fly during a guided trip with guide Scott Feltrinelli.

Brown Trout caught on the fly during a guided trip with guide Scott Feltrinelli.


Here they come! With the weather patterns changing, the November winds shift to a direction out of the north and give us more rains due to “lake effect” rain. While the bigger creeks on Lake Ontario have seen some big fish already, the smaller creeks depend on the cooler weather and heavy rains to get the fish migrating. The big brown trout usually show up in large numbers around Halloween. Most of these brown trout are in pre spawn or spawn mode so its tough to trigger a bite with any consistency during the early part of the run. You can expect large rainbows to be in the back of the pack waiting for a nice stray brown trout egg to drift their way. So try drifting a cream colored blood dot egg pattern through the mix and don’t be surprised when you see a jumbo rainbow trout making a direct run at your offering.

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I am a New York State licensed and insured fly fishing guide and a USCG licensed Captain and the Vice President of the Canandaigua Lake Trout Unlimited Chapter. I grew up as a young boy in Syracuse NY, went to SUNY College at Buffalo and now reside near the shores of Lake Ontario. I offer guided trips on the tributaries of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and all inland waters from Syracuse to Buffalo in New York State. My fly fishing experiences have taken me to many international fly fishing destinations chasing both fresh and saltwater species of fish. I am a Trout Unlimited Endorsed Guide, Fly Fishers Federation Member/Guide, and also an Orvis, Simms, LOOP, LL Bean and Filson Pro Member. I have been published in numerous print media and also have been a keynote speaker for a number of professional forums. Working alone; I recently finished three conservation projects within our fisheries. The first is a "catch and release" zone on 4 Mile Creek and also on Mill Creek (Lake Ontario). The second is a "fly fishing only" zone on 18 Mile Creek (Lake Erie). These projects and more highlight my passion for fly fishing, conservation and sharing the sport of fly fishing with others in every way I can. Catch em' on the fly! Visit me on Facebook at Ontario Fly Outfitters.

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