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Old 07-21-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
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Fishing in the Adirondacks

Has anybody fished anywhere in the Adirondacks yet this year? I have fished Schroon Lake, Lake George, Paradox Lake, and Putnam Pond. All are stocked with fish by the DEC. And 'bow hunters? Was wondering what people are catching, where, and with what?
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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hey hammond. welcome.

report to this area for hunting and fishing threads, you'll find lots of good info there:

http://www.adkforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=20



also, you may be interested in this bow hunting trip thread:

http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=972


and lastly, you may want to introduce yourself here:

http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.p...&page=11&pp=10




now get to work, you've got a lot of reading and typing to do!
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:55 PM   #3
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'bow Hunting

'bow hunting with a fishing pole is hunting for Rainbow. Sorry to mix metaphors.
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Old 07-21-2004, 03:03 PM   #4
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oh. i prefer a flyrod instead.
shooting rainbows with my bow is pretty tough since they tend to hang out in the rapids or down deep in the summer

seriously though, i don't usually get to the eastern daks too often as i live near the southwest parts

i believe lumberzac hits the areas your talking about pretty frequently.

i thinks he's outta town right now, but will probably be back soon.
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Old 07-21-2004, 03:20 PM   #5
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i've hit crane pond and only came up with large and small mouth bass...same goes with Lake Lilla, although we did catch a perch...

i've been in a ton of streams and caught browns, brookies, and bass..

streams i've been in,
West Canada,
Grass River.
Oswegatche(SP?)
Raquette River,
Sacandaga River, and East and West Branches


I'm heading down to the Catskills this weekend for some hiking and fishing. i'll let you know what's down there...

most of my fishing is with fly rod...that entails many assortments of flies...

happy hiking/fishing

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Old 07-21-2004, 03:30 PM   #6
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hey adackr, where you headed in the catskills ?
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Old 07-21-2004, 04:12 PM   #7
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Did someone say my name? I actually haven’t gotten out fishing too much this year. But I have caught some fish. Small mouth and rock bass out of Sacandaga, some small brook trout out of the Boquet River, some larger brook trout out of Grizzle Ocean, and some guys I fish with caught some monster brookies out of Cedar River.
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Old 07-21-2004, 09:29 PM   #8
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we fished in Avalanche Lake, and Lake Colden. No luck. Ha! Damn that acid rain. Any lakes over a certain elevation are fish-less. oh well.

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Old 07-22-2004, 02:07 PM   #9
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hey adackr, where you headed in the catskills ?

haven't decieded yet..do you have any suggestions????

so far, Catskill creek, scoharie creek, and any other streams we happend to come by...
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:53 PM   #10
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i'm pretty familar with a few of the cats' trout streams. i had the pleasure of surveying and mapping the flood plains of greene county. spent nearly every workday in greene county for over a year (tough job, eh?)

i've fished the schoharie quite abit along with it's tribs, some on the catskill, and the main stem and east and west branches of the delaware.

i'd say that this time of year your best bets are the rivers with cold water releases. (east and west branches of the delaware, below their dams)

the schoharie's gonna be pretty warm and shallow right now, but much of the best fishing on it is right along route 23A.
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Old 07-26-2004, 03:38 PM   #11
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I'm a pretty unlucky fisherman (I loooove fishing, but I'm there for the beer and the lack of computers as much as I am the fishing ), but... My girlfriend has been catching some smaller rainbow trout south-west of the 'dacks in Clinton, NY (on Oriskany Creek).

We did some fishing on the Middle Branch Moose river earlier this month. Caught a half-decent Brookie (10" or so), and rockbass.

I'm not a fly fisherman, so all spinner fishing 'ere. I've gotten almost all my hits with dillies (the little trout worms), and using a "Saugeen River Trout Float Rig", or as I call it "that trout rig".

I used to catch rainbow stockies in a creek in my backyard (in NH) as a kid, fishing with kernels of canned corn. For some reason, there was a rumor/rural-legend that fishing with corn was illegal, maybe cause it worked so well there. I don't know why I haven't tried it lately. Have had horrific luck trying artificials when trout fishing. I've caught crickets and crawfish and fished them... but without luck.
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Old 07-26-2004, 05:49 PM   #12
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have you tried the west canada creek?

it's not that far from you and is a much better trout stream - though few rainbows if that's what your looking for.
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:06 PM   #13
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sacco, thanks for the tip I just looked it up on a topo, and I can't believe how close it is. definately psyched to give it a try. looks like a decent size creek from the topo too, awesome.

when it comes to trout, i'm not all too too biased.... ok i'm biased, i like the lunker monster bigguns seriously though, i'll go for any -- rainbows, browns or brookies.
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:41 PM   #14
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it is a very large creek - bigger than many other rivers in NY

if you really want a lunker brown trout, it's one of the best waters in the whole state for them.

here's some sites with some info on it:

http://www.cnyflyfish.com/information.html

http://www.flyfishingconnection.com/...nadacreek.html


remember - the trophy section is catch + release/ no live bait.
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Old 07-27-2004, 04:50 PM   #15
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sacco, thanks for the tip I just looked it up on a topo, and I can't believe how close it is. definately psyched to give it a try. looks like a decent size creek from the topo too, awesome.

when it comes to trout, i'm not all too too biased.... ok i'm biased, i like the lunker monster bigguns seriously though, i'll go for any -- rainbows, browns or brookies.

hey where do you work,, i'm at the business park in Utica and work for NetTest...

anytime you want to head up to the West Canada let me know. i usually head up there 1-2 times a week after work..

it's perfect as it's only 30min to the places that i head to..

but with this rain, it seems like i won't be out for another two weeks....a least it's keeping the waters cool!!!1
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hehehe, yeah if the rain every goes away, i'm definately game! sounds awes. The only good thing about the rain is that I'm not cursing the fact that I'm at my desk -- it's just when I finish my work that I'm yelling at the weather!

i work from home.... in Clinton. Still only a skip and a jump from the Utica business park.

can't wait to try the West Canada, sounds so exxxxxcellent for trout.
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:36 AM   #17
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we'll have to meet up sometime when this rain stops.

where do you usually go adacker?

i fish it 1 or 2 times a week too - depending on how their hatching/biting.

i usually go to the trophy section, but i hit the whole creek at least once or twice a year.
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we'll have to meet up sometime when this rain stops.

where do you usually go adacker?

i fish it 1 or 2 times a week too - depending on how their hatching/biting.

i usually go to the trophy section, but i hit the whole creek at least once or twice a year.
i usually take rte. 8 to 28 and start where there is a barn on the left hand side if your heading north... after that i hit almost every spot down to Middleville....

i haven't been to the trophy section this year... i hit it up once last year and struck out....

we'll have to make plans to meet up....once the rain ends....
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Old 07-28-2004, 04:21 PM   #19
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hopefully the rain and water levels will come down soon for the white fly hatch.
i love it when they're hitting the big flies.

how'd you do in the cats last weekend?
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Old 07-30-2004, 10:46 AM   #20
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I gave West Canada a try last night, got in 90 minutes of fishing or so. Went just downstream and past the trophy section and found an access point on Partridge Hill Road. My luck with artificials has been bad this year, so I stayed out of the trophy section... for now.

Can't say I was finding the monster-bigg'uns, biggest of the day was 14", released everything we caught... But had a load of hits, lots of excitement. My girlfriend even pulled in a foot long brown the first cast. She also managed to catch a 3" tiny brown, on a pretty big hook none-the-less, a 1/0 offset shank (my weapon of choice for fishing live worms, even if they're for rubber ones, the live ones sit daintily on it, but are presented so well, and get a really perfect set right through the upper lip)... Those little buggers usually just suck the worms off, tiniest thing i've ever seen caught on that big of a hook.

Beautiful and biiiig creek. Didn't even have to drop a line to enjoy it. Saw kids floating on inner tubes, people canoeing, deer crossing, geese landing, and heard coyotes howling as the night fell. Will be back to try again
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