2009 was an outstanding season with great conditions from spring into the fall, please view the efforts of the client and guide over the season.
The following photos represent a small portion of the trips guided during 2009.
EARLY APRIL ANGLING
Early April witnessed difficult angling with cold water conditions.
The fish pictured below were taken on # 8 Ausable Uglies worked slowly along the bottom.
MID APRIL ANGLING
The fishing conditions for Northern New York currently are in good shape with lower than usual water levels, though the water temperature is still cold.
The fish pictured below were caught and released in the second week of April.
The month of April in the Northern Adirondacks poses challenges to the angler....cold water temperatures, high water, and snow storms.
Opportunities to land fish are slim, but definitively exist....keep in mind you are out in the water and FISHING!!!!!!!!!
LATE APRIL ANGLING
The fish pictured below were caught and released in the thrid week of April.
LAST DAYS OF APRIL
The fish pictured below were caught and released in the last week of April.
EARLY MAY NYMPHING
The fish pictured below were taken by the tandem nymphing approach, with caddis and Hendricksons hatching at the same time with no surface activity on the mature insects.
Presenting a #12 cased caddis larvae and #12 Hares Ear nymph resulted in these fine wild brown trout.
MID MAY EXPLORING
The fishing conditions for Northern New York currently are in flood stage conditions, with mid week looking good for lower water and great fishing.
Pictured below are fish taken the second week of May with excellent water conditions providing outstanding angling opportunities.
This beautiful wild brown taped out at 22" and was the largest of a 3 day fishing trip on a small river in Northern NY, during the 3 days 100 plus wild browns and native brookies were landed and released. The majority of the fish were 9" to 12", with 90% taken on a #8 Ausable Ugly, #6 Sirloin and the rest on a # 12 Compara Dun.
The 3 day trip was an "explore and learn new water " for adding a river system to my guiding list of waters....Northern NY has some of the best rivers for wild trout.
This river is now added to the my list of "off the beaten path" waters.
If interested in seeing and fishing this water, book a guided trip to expirience excellent fishing in a beautiful setting.
MID MAY GUIDING
The fishing conditions for Northern New York currently are in excellent conditions with water temperatures in the low 50s F in the larger rivers and in the high 50sF to low 60s F in the smaller water sheds.
Water levels are still a bit stiff with good flows on larger waters with the smaller streams at a great wadable level.
Pictured below are results of guided trips in Mid May and my own personal angling adventures.
LATE MAY AND EARLY JUNE GUIDED TRIPS OF NORTHERN NY
Pictured below are results of guided trips in Late May and Early June .
LATE JUNE AND EARLY JULY ADVENTURES
Please view the results of client and guide efforts for late June angling in Northern New York.
MID JULY ANGLING
Please view the results of client and guide efforts for mid July angling in Northern New York.
Please view the results of client and guide efforts for late July angling in Northern New York.
Currently river conditions for Northern New York are in excellent shape with good water flow and ideal temperatures for great angling.
Late July saw good water conditions generated by recent rain storms.
Mid August has recently seen a hot spell making for tough trout fishing, the bass and panfish angling is still good.
The heat spell has lifted with night temperatures dropping into low 40s F and day time temps in the mid 60s F to low 70s F resulting in Northern NY rivers to become fishable with good results and not putting stress on hooked and played fish.
Both of these large wild browns took a #8 Ausable Ugly on a dead drift presentation in broad glaring sun lit day.
Fall time is quickly upon Northern NY, the days are growing shorter and night time temperatures are dropping into the 40s F resulting in the cooling of the rivers.
Water conditions currently are in fair shape, the levels of all waters in the Northern ADKs are low but with good temperatures.
All 3 of these large wild browns took a #8 Ausable Ugly on a dead drift presentation in broad glaring sunny day.
MID TO LATE SEPTEMBER
Fall is in full swing with much shorter days and cooler temperatures, river conditions are excellent currently with good flows of water and temperatures in the low to high 50s F.
Pictured are clients from recent trips enjoying great fall angling .
With recent rains bringing water levels up the fishing has become very good from small streams with wild browns to major flows into Lake Champlain prompting land lock salmon to move into spawning postion.
EARLY - MID OCTOBER
Fall angling has been outstanding!!!!