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Old 05-01-2020, 12:07 PM   #1
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Ponds in June

Been away from this forum for a couple of years after moving out of state. Planning a June trip to the Adirondacks to hit backcountry ponds (location still to be decided) but was wondering how late into June the ponds typically fish well. Most of my pond fishing used to be earlier in the spring or later in the fall so am unsure as to what to expect in June. Right now preferred weekends look like either June 6 or June 20 with a preference for the later if the fishing will hold up by then.

So obviously things change from year to year, but what can I generally expect that time of year? Also, would location play a significant role? (i.e 5 ponds vs. SRCA)
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Old 05-09-2020, 11:55 AM   #2
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You should be able to find willing trout throughout June. Black flies can be pretty heavy still in mid to late June. They can be annoying. Pond temperatures will be on the rise so fishing earlier and later in the day will probably provide the best results. The higher the elevation and deeper the ponds the cooler the water will be which will provide for more active fish.
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:09 PM   #3
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You should be able to find willing trout throughout June. Black flies can be pretty heavy still in mid to late June. They can be annoying. Pond temperatures will be on the rise so fishing earlier and later in the day will probably provide the best results. The higher the elevation and deeper the ponds the cooler the water will be which will provide for more active fish.
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Old 06-09-2020, 12:04 PM   #4
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Had a good but challenging four day trip. As I mentioned, it has been a few years since I've done any kind of backcountry trip with a canoe. I tried to do mostly single carries, forgot how tough that can be with pack and even a lightweight canoe.

Fishing was decent. I fished 7 ponds total, caught fish in only 2 which is typical for that area. Breeze picked up around 9 am everyday and didn't die down until around 6. Fly casting and managing the canoe was extremely challenging, so I spent more time trolling than i would have liked. Fish seemed to be deeper and not as oriented to shorelines as usual, probably due to the recent warm weather. A few fish rising in the evenings, but nothing consistent. Caught several nice brook trout, including 3 that were over 15 inches. Unfortunately, 2 of them were foul hooked. I was fishing a trailing nymph behind a leech pattern and the nymph hooked them in the back. Very disappointing to say the least as they were very nice fish. Any way to avoid this?

Overall a nice trip but would be better to do it with someone, if only to manage the canoe better.

Bugs were bad at times, non existent at others. I got chewed up pretty good.
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Old 06-10-2020, 01:04 PM   #5
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Glad you werent totally skunked! That's still a nice accomplishment to hit 7 ponds over 4 days solo. I wish i could help you in terms of technique but when im out there on the ponds, im generally trolling a wobbler so not much help there. Hopefully it wont be 4 years until your next backcountry trip! thanks again for sharing!
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:40 PM   #6
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Very nice, glad you had some luck sounds like it was a good trip. I just got back from my second trip and was totally skunked again, tried everything. I might just go back this weekend to try one more time and then wait till fall
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