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Final Day Fishing in Louisiana

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20150327 - Final Day in LA (7)The sun came out brilliantly on our last day hunting Big Drum in the remote marshes of LA.  With the sun also came the opportunity to sight cast for the largest of the resident monsters.  Katie’s first big Black Drum on a fly was actually hooked in the early AM when we were socked in with thick cloud cover.  With the water being significantly off color, we were able to sight fish – not because we could see the fish cruising the bottom… we were able to spot them because the fishes upper back was actually out of the water!

Whereas big Redfish may run like a “Muscle car,” the Black are more like fighting a Tractor.  Katie’s fish was around 33 Lbs. and on an 8 Wt. rod, it provided an arm blaster workout.20150327 - Final Day in LA (3)

We also landed several big Reds in the 20 and 30+ Lb category as the day progressed on.  I must admit that the remote fly fishing for these magnificent fish (with no other fisherman within miles) is truly a special treat. Continue reading »

The Fall Fishing Campaign Concludes

The Fall Field Campaign concluded with an entertaining last couple of days where everyone landed new Brown Trout Personal Records.

Here are a few of the photos that made the day and entire trip memorable.

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Catch you next season!

Day 8 of the Campaign

It was another epic day in NY catching monster Brown trout.  The water temp was 36 and the ambient temp only hit a high of 38 but that didn’t faze Lee Lindquist, Jay Peck and I as we fished all day to land some amazing migratory fish.

More to follow tomorrow with increasing temps and hopefully more new incoming fish.




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Gender Contrasts

Today was a “slower” day for the Fall Field Campaign.  Dan and I landed some fine 12 Lb. fish but the unstable weather shut down the afternoon session.

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The photos from today illustrate the incredible contrast between Male and Female Brown trout that migrate out of lake Ontario.  The males are a deep burnt orange/pumpkin color with massive heads and lower jaws while the females support a golden yellow/spotted black glow with small heads and amazing “mid-section” girth (see shots).

More to follow tomorrow as we search for steelhead.


October 14th Fall Field Campaign

FFP update,

The Fall field campaign closed out the mid-October session in NY with some spectacular Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Steelhead, and Brown trout.  Katie managed to land the fish of the campaign thus far with a 31” x 20” 14+ Lb. Brown trout that was probably the most impressive trout I’ve ever seen.

Katie with 14 Lb Brown trout

The male fish displayed amazing Fall spawning colors, a massive head/jaw and it didn’t have a mark on it.Katie's Brown trout

Katie and massive 30+ Lb chinookIn addition to that fish, Katie hooked and landed several Chinook Salmon that were between 25 and 30 pounds.  They truly tested her fitness as they ran up and down the river with incredible power and endurance.  One fish took her well into her backing and at least a quarter of a mile downstream before she and Jay Peck were able to land it. Continue reading »

Fall Field Campaign Update

What’s it like to catch the fish of the day, fish of the trip and new PR?

I wouldn’t know – you would have to ask Katie.  Once again, she out-fished everyone on the river with a spectacular 14 Lb. Brown trout.

Great day in NY catching multiple steelhead, Chinook Salmon and trout with brilliant sunshine and 70 degree weather.

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More to follow as the quest continues.


PS:  Jay Peck said that Katie’s brown trout was the largest or second largest he has seen on that river. 

2013 Fall Field Campaign

The Fall Field Campaign kicked off with three great days of Chinook Salmon fishing with Jay Peck on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY on September 7-9.

Tom Olivo with 30 Lb Chinook Pulaski NY September 2013 - 8 (1024x622)

Jay Peck with 30 Lb Chinook Salmon September 2013 (1024x669)Day one provided the usual excitement with the first 4 fish slamming the fly and breaking off as they charged up river at full speed. The first fish that I actually hooked on my second cast could have pushed the 40 pound mark and was the largest Salmon by far over the three days of fishing.  It was incredibly bright chrome, powerful and fat.  I then changed from 12 Lb. tippet to 15 and proceeded to land 6 fish in the 28 to 31 pound range.  Jay and I estimate that the fish are running about 5 pounds larger than last year averaging about 28 pounds. Continue reading »

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.


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.

FFP Staff

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.