Sunday, July 10, 2011


Well the trout season has come and just about gone for the Lower Schroon 2011 season. The water temps are in the upper 70's and the trout population mortality is in the "negative exponents". I fished early yesterday morning and saw one fish rise at day-break.

Can you still catch a trout on the Schroon? Sure, but they are going to severely underweight and few and far between.

HOWEVER- many of the cooler running Adirondack rivers and streams are in good shape with a wicked size 12 gray caddis hatch this week. If you don't mind the bugs and like hiking in the woods, Small brook trout streams are going to be the best bet for fly fishing for a while. Don't forget that smallies on the FlyRod are a kick too. Trolling with downriggers or leadcore is always an option. Ever pulled up a Lake Trout  from 100' down on a 9" 5wt? Big fight, big fun. Be flexible. Get away from the roads and you might be surprised with what you find.

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