We eagerly embarked on a roughly 45 minute drive from Rochester, NY to Oakta Creek, ready for an unforgettable trout fly fishing experience. With our waders and fly fishing gear packed, we set off on this adventure. During our first visit, fueled by pure grit and excitement, we ventured to Oakta Creek without consulting the hatch chart.
Unfortunately, this proved to be a setback as we only managed to land three trout on our expedition. Nonetheless, Oakta Creek’s scenic beauty and excellent wading opportunities made for an unforgettable experience. We are determined to return, equipped with the local hatch chart and an arsenal of flies to ensure success. Take a look below at the Oakta Creek Hatch Chart, Trout Stocking Schedule and Creek Access to maximize your outing. Tight lines and happy trails!
The term “nymph” refers to the many species of aquatic insects, such as midges, that go through several life phases.
During their larval stage, midges are commonly referred to as nymphs. Midge nymphs are adapted to live in freshwater environments such as lakes, ponds, and streams. They are an essential part of the aquatic food chain and serve as a food source for many fish species. Due to their availability and high nutritional value, midge nymphs are eagerly consumed by fish.
Couple options for you to look at on amazon for midges are: Zebra, Rainbow Warrior, WD40 Emerger Midge
The BWO fly pattern is designed to imitate the appearance and behavior of the natural Blue-Winged Olive mayfly. The BWO fly pattern typically consists of a slender, elongated body made of dubbing or other materials in shades of olive or gray. The thorax area is often slightly darker than the body, and the wings are typically represented by thin, upright fibers made of materials such as CDC (Cul de Canard) or synthetic fibers. The fly may also feature a trailing shuck to imitate the nymphal stage of the mayfly.
BWO hatches usually occur in the late morning or early afternoon, depending on the weather and water conditions. During a hatch, the mayflies emerge from the water, shedding their nymphal shucks and transforming into adult mayflies. This emergence process attracts the attention of fish, and they often feed selectively on these insects.
Couple options for you to look at on amazon for Blue-Winged Olive mayfly are: Blue-Winged Olive, Blue Wing Olive Bead-Head Scud Wet Fly
The Green Caddisfly larvae construct protective cases or retreats using materials like sand, gravel, twigs, or other debris. These cases help camouflage and protect the larvae from predators. The larvae are typically green or brown in color, hence the name “Green Caddisfly,” and they have segmented bodies and small, hook-like legs.
When it’s time for the caddisfly larvae to transition into the adult stage, they undergo a pupal stage. During this stage, they create a cocoon-like structure using silk and materials from their larval cases. The pupae are often active swimmers and can be an enticing food source for fish.
Once the pupae mature, they emerge from the water and transform into adult caddisflies with wings. The adults are typically small to medium-sized insects and can vary in color, including shades of green, olive, tan, or even black. They have long antennae and two pairs of wings covered with fine hairs.
Couple options for you to look at on amazon for Green Caddis are: Elk Hair Caddis, Olive X Caddis Emerger
Spring 2023 Trout Stocking for Monroe County
Can also find link to trout stocking list: here
Please review the parking spot I use for my Oakta Creek at Gully Road, Le Roy, NY 14482. To locate the parking area, you can refer to map 3 and input Gully Rd into your GPS. There are only four designated parking spots, with a few additional spots available on the side of the road.
Click the link below to access the Oatka Creek map and plan your trip with ease.
Public Fishing Rights Maps: Oatka Creek.pdf