Sunday, June 2, 2013

Adirondack brook trout


This was my first trip to a favorite Adirondack Brook since the trout season opened in New York.  I love this brook for it's lovely plunge pools and the rugged country it runs through.  Several short lived thunderstorms rolled through the mountains in the morning.  The humid air was filled with the fragrance of a damp pine forest and the music of many tiny rivulets carrying the morning's run off.

The fish were not interested in the usual dry flies, most likely holding closely to the bottom of the deep plunge pools. A few brook trout were brought to hand using a weighted mini peacock bugger.  There were several interesting wildflowers in bloom along the brooks bank.  It was wonderful to be out in the Adirondacks again far from traveled paths.

A few small brook trout chased the peacock mini bugger along the left of this  plunge pool
One of my favorite pools, several brook trout were holding along the sunken log
One of a handful of feisty Adirondack brook trout
A round leafed violet
Canadian Mayflower

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    1. Thanks Kiwi; great to be out up there again

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  2. Awesome, looks like a great time in the adirondacks. I need to try to get back there soon.

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    1. LQN - The fishing was slow for this brook up the surrounding made up for it

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  3. Beautiful country, water and a proper way to spend the day. There's just something about Brookies!

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    1. thanks Midgeman - the search for brook trout takes us to wonderfully wild places that few people ever see.

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  4. What a lovely little stream, nice work.

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    1. thanks Col - I'm very fortunate to have access such places

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  5. I miss brook trout and it's only been a couple weeks....May have to sneak out after work this week because of this post.

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    1. This is a great time of year for chasing brook trout so take advantage of it!

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  6. Mark I was wondering where you were.
    Glad to see the ADK's beauty.

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    1. Thanks Alan, things have been quite around here lately but I was very thankful for the opportunity to head up to some cooler weather. BTY- didn't give the picket fin a full trial but I did have a few bumps on it but opted for a heavier fly in the end.

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  7. What a beautiful place. Gorgeous fish. One more place I'll have to fish.

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    1. RKM - the Adirondacks have some of the most remote, wild tracts I've ever seen on the east coast

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  8. Mark
    Those photos are outstanding ------------that stream is the kind of stream all of us wish we could fish. thanks for sharing

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    1. thanks Bill, I love taking pictures of one of my favorite places

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