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 http://poststar.com/blogs/adirondack_outdoors/starbuckville-dam/article_dead753c-8aef-11e1-b646-001a4bcf887a.html
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.