Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mid summer in the Adirondacks

A crystal clear Adirondack Mt brook
Just back from a weekend in the Adirondacks Mts of New York State.  I spent a couple hours Saturday afternoon exploring another mountain brook.  The water was low as you can tell by all the exposed rocks but the water was still quite cool and crystal clear.  Brook trout were found in almost every plunge pool.  The brook trout were all over the Ausable bomber and Royal Wulff.

Brook trout were lined up along the ledge along the riffle

One of the many beautiful brook trout that inhabit this stream
I found a brook trout hiding in this tiny refuge between some large boulders


The largest a prettiest trout of the afternoon, God paints in rich colors!


I am thankful to have beautiful, peaceful places like this to hike and enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. The Brookie and the scenery are gorgeous! Water looks gin clear in the photos!! Pretty!!!

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  2. Pete - I've never seen water so clear, you could see a penny sitting on the bottom in 3ft of water!

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  3. Wow, that water is gin clear. I'm sure you had to be stealthy. Thanks for sharing Mark.

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    1. LQN - it was amazingly clear for sure. I did see a few underwater rockets !

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  4. Beautiful small stream scenery and report from the Adirondacks. Thanks Mark.

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    1. thanks Walt, it is pretty up there

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  5. I'm jealous.......it's that simple.

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    1. Kiwi - hoping you can get out soon!

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  6. Gorgeous stream and fish. I wish it were closer to southeastern CT.

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    1. Kirk - this one is a real gem, found it almost by accident. I was driving past and said...I wonder????

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  7. What an amazing stream to fish and place to just enjoy some time in the outdoors. Amazing!

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  8. Hey buddy looks like you found a few willing to play.
    They are indeed beautiful.

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    1. Alan - a few! One of my new favorites up in the Adaks. I still can't get over the clarity of the water in this brook!

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  9. Mark
    Another outstanding stream, with some nice brook trout as well. It seems they really love those dries, which makes for some exciting fishing. Thanks for sharing

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    1. yes they do Bill! Thanks for check in again

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  10. Man those are some beautiful brookies! Is the water unusually low or is that normal for this time of year? If my streams looked like that I would be getting concerned...

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    1. David - the water level is typical for this time of year. These brooks have massive run-off in the spring but come summer they have settled down leaving a lot of boulders exposed. It may look bone dry but there is still a healthy flow of cool water

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