Category Archives: Steelhead

Conclusion of the Fall Field Campaign in New York

It was cloudy, drizzly and cold again today (a great day if you’re a duck) but it created the ideal conditions for some great fishing to close out the Fall Field Campaign in Hamlin NY.

There was a diversity of fish species and PR’s all the way around for Erick Miller, Bill Watson and me as we kept Jay Peck and Carl Coleman busy all day putting extraordinary fish into the net.  The most memorable fish of the day included a 23 pound Hen, an 18-pound buck, and a crimson colored steelhead.

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More pictures to follow as I process all the shots.





New York Steelhead – Day 2

Another great day in upstate NY.  Multiple Chinook and an impressive steelhead.

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Hope to have more tomorrow!


Update from New York: A Steelhead Baker’s Dozen

FFP update,

Attached are the low res pictures that represent the top 12 portrait shots for last week’s NY steelhead trip (also includes one picture of T.O. – grip and grin).

Different fish with the FFP signature look.

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The fishing with Jay Peck was exceptional in spite of the weather and water condition challenges (landed 28 of 37 hooked).

In all, I took approximately 1700 pictures over 4 days and 162 made the final cut (outstanding quality shots).  Of the 162, about 20-30 will be added to the FFP inventory.

More to follow.


Day 2 from Pulaski, NY

The day started out with Jay and I fishing in 35 degree weather that included light snow.  The water temperature was 36 degrees and all the fish had lock jaw.

We managed to land 6 out of 8 fish hooked with the largest tipping the scale at 15 pounds.

Today should be better with temperatures expected to hit 65!

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More to follow.

Day 1 from Pulaski, NY

Day one results of Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY.  Jay Peck and I Landed 4 out of 10 hookups in challenging conditions (cloudy, high of 43, a little rain and high water).  As the weather improves and the water gets warmer in the next few days, the landing rate should improve.

Best fish was 14 Lbs.

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More to follow.

Update from NY

Great day with Jay Peck fishing for steelhead and brown trout on Little Sandy Creek.

Tom landed 6 with the Best Fish of the Day, a 13+ LB Steelhead and a 10+ LB Brown trout.

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New images in the redfish gallery and a brand new steelhead gallery!

It’s been a busy week as we’ve added a brand new Steelhead Gallery from Tom’s visit to the Olympic Peninsula.  View the full gallery.

We’ve also added some new redfish photos from Tom’s “top 10 day” at Mosquito Lagoon, Florida.  View some of the photos below or visit the gallery.

Olympic Peninsula (Fishing Update)

Just returned to Bozeman from 4 days of extreme winter Steelhead fishing with Trevor Covich on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.  We were based in Forks and fished the Sol Duc, the Hoh, the Hoko and the Bogachiel rivers.  The scenery was amazing and the wild steelhead were so “Chrome Bright” you needed to wear shades.  Attached are a few pictures from the experience.

More to follow…



Fishing Update May 2012: Salmon River, Pulaski, NY

Fly Fishing Portraits, LLCApproximately 40 miles north of Syracuse NY the Salmon river flows westward into Lake Ontario. The river is most known for its amazing seasonal runs of Chinook, Coho and Atlantic Salmon. It also has terrific migratory Steelhead and Brown Trout that can exceed 15 pounds with an occasional fish over 20 Lbs. Over four days in early April, I hooked 40 and successfully landed 30 Steelhead that ranged from 10 to 16 Lbs. I highly recommend that if you want to have a memorable experience, contact Carl Coleman or Jay Peck with Coleman’s Fly Shop at 585-352-4775 or visit their website.

Fly Fishing Portraits, LLCCarl and Jay are true professionals that know the river and respect the fishery better than anyone in the region. I have had the privilege of fishing with them 14 days over the past 12 months and they have created the kind of memories that will last a lifetime. We hope you enjoy the new portraits in the gallery and make sure to contact Carl or Jay to experience the finest Steelhead fishing in the Northeast.

New Redfish and Steelhead Pictures Added!

The new Steelhead and Redfish images have been added to their respective galleries.  You can view a sample of these amazing fish in the slideshow below, or go directly to the Steelhead and Redfish Galleries. Continue reading »