Saturday, April 21, 2012

Brookies & Bows

I fished Starbuckville Dam again this morning.  23 trout in 2 hours.  Finally!  The water is super low but plenty cold enough to keep these fish going. 

Don Lehman with the Post Star writes that the gates will be closed sometime this week.  A good move.  this will make more water over the dam & ladder and less pumping through the spillways.  That should help the fish spread out and get them finding more food.  Here's a link to his article

I caught plenty of rainbows this morning.  I think they just needed a couple more days to acclimate to the new surroundings.  After 90 minutes of fishing the nymph with good success, I changed over to a dry fly (Uncas Emerger) when I saw a trout swirl on the surface.  No hatch but, no matter.  The rainbows were taking/ trying to take the dry.  It is funny to watch trout feed on the surface when they are not used to eating that way.  I had bows jumping over my fly trying to take it but miss it by a couple inches only to come back and try again.  I think I landed 6 or 7 on the Uncas Emerger this morning. Fun-Fun-Fun!

Kuddos to the Warren County Fish Hatchery for producing some very nice health fat trout for this years stocking.  Well done.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I fished Starbuckville Dam this afternoon and found some very nice brookies have been stocked.  I also have knowledge of 2 landlocked salmon in the three pound class that were caught there today as well.  I can only assume that the Warren County Fish Hatchery made a stop at the Schroon River this week. Hurray!
My best flies of the afternoon were the ADK Ugly Bugger, Trout Retriever and Woven Lace Nymph.  I have tied up a supply of those flies for the Crossroads Country Store .  I will be tying up more to keep their supply full.  So if you are looking for the right fly, stop there before you hit the dam.

I don't keep fish from the Schroon River.  It would be like burning your golf balls after playing 18 holes.  It just doesn't make sense.

Here are some pictures of the trout I threw back today.

Best get here before the worm dunkers kill them all