Thursday, December 30, 2010

Perch & Bald Eagles

Fished Brant Lake yesterday on 11+ inches of ice.  The lake nymphs were active and that triggerd a chain of events leading to my best day of ice fishing ever on Brant.  To make a long story short, 70+ (all perch) caught.  Alec & I kept 20 and released the remainder. 

A pair of Bald Eagles have been around all week and they found a keeper as well.  If you are in the habit of leaving you catch on the ice, know that there are airborne poachers that will be looking for an easy meal (possibly yours).

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ice is Nice

Although the river is open year round, the ticket now is stiff water (ICE) fishing.  We have been blessed with a good cold start to the winter and most ponds and small lakes are safe; the fishing has been good.  I will be updating regularly on the lakes that are part of the Schroon River System. 
I gave the ice shanty a bit of a tune up yesterday and plan to get it on Brant Lake tomorrow morning for this weeks angling