With the trout season closing this week in New York State, I had the chance to make one final trip to the Adirondack Mountains and enjoy the fall foliage and fish a few favorite brooks. A couple of interesting side notes. First, all the fish were caught on either black marabou, or 13th Lake Streamer which was created for a lake in this region of the Adirondacks. This trip brought 2 rainbows from the same pool in the upper reaches of one of the brooks leaving me wondering if they are indeed establishing themselves. Hopefully, they will not negatively effect the native brook trout in this brook. Finally, I noticed that I had taken a picture of what I believe to be the same trout late in the summer. It's interesting to see the difference in coloration on this trout a month or two later in the year. Most of the brook trout brought to hand had a decidedly orange hue.
|An Adirondack brook at dusk|
|Adirondack brook trout 10/10/2011|
|Same trout in mid September|
While this fall has not been the most dramatic in terms of the display of colors, it was a real blessing to take it all in with the warm afternoons that came our way. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I will just let the pictures speak for themselves.
|Fall foliage against a deep blue sky|