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As we discussed last week in our predictions for Columbus Day weekend we talked about how there could be a big push. The big push did not come but fish continue to run up in smaller pods. There was a consistent incremental movement of fish from the Douglaston Salmon Run to the Upper Fly Fishing Zone.
There are fish all over the river system and depending on where you feel comfortable on your fishing level you can fish the whole river system and you will be successful.
There is no bad place to fish right now all you have to do is keep your eyes open. If you are comfortable fishing the main holes then go for it. I did that when I first started and its a great place to learn. The best way to do is to do is the first stop and watch and look for an opening. Or just ask nicely if you can fish next to someone. If they say no just move down to another spot. Usually, most people will let you in if you ask. I don’t recommend just walk into a spot – you will get yelled at. Some people are just rude and will do that and frankly, there is no reason for this. There is ample fish in the river to fish and one spot does not make a difference right now.
The best fishing for a mid-level angler is going to be from Rt 48 to Altmar and the Lower Fly Zones or Upper Fly Zones. The best fishing is concentrated at Trestles South and Trestles North. Also the Wires Pool or the opposite side of where Tailwaters is doing well. The fish are still strong but just darker because they have been in the system longer.