As I compose this post, the Schroon River is over its' banks. The USGS gage reading is 10.52 feet (third highest in history). Not since 1913 has the river seen this amount of water. Heavy damage to the area down stream in the Warrensburg area is certain. The fishing has been pushed back a month at best. What this will do to the rivers geographic features and the fauna is unknow but change is definate.
Alec, my buddy & guide apprentice, & I got into some early season browns this morning. Eventhough things have started out with a neverending push of snowmelt, we managed to find a few willing stocked browns to play with. Most rivers are still bank full or more with spring run off. Schroon Lake opened up this week but most of the ponds are still holding a stubborn topping of ice. Friends lake just gave up the last of its' ice this morning. If you venture out, use the buddy system & be safe. The water is exteremely cold one slip could result in a quick case of hypothermia. Stay tunes for frequent updates as the season progresses.