Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Closing out the season

This weekend we made one last trip to the Adirondacks to fish a couple small streams before the trout season closes in NYS. Even though it's been very dry in CT, the Adirondack streams were quite healthy and running at levels typical of late spring.  Most of the brook trout brought to hand were small, fairly typical for these mountain brooks as the spawning season approaches. A few dries, droppers and wets were fished but the Ausable bomber got most of the attention.

Enjoy the colors of Autumn in the Adirondacks...









17 comments:

  1. Mark it's sad that the closing is here. But you have the consolation that the last outing was beautiful in all aspects.
    Well done.

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    1. Alan - it has been a good season and time to let things rest for the winter. The images of fall will be remembered until they return again. As Solomon said..."To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven"

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  2. Mark
    The color of the foliage there is fantastic, beautiful stream where the brook trout was taken. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill - it is beautiful here and in the fall. It's easy to see why it is my favorite time of year!

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  3. The foliage photos clearly show what a beautiful time of year it is!! We can use some of that water here to freshen the streams!

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    1. Pete - thanks, I was surprised by how full the streams were when they have been so dry down here.

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  4. Gorgeous looking trip Mark! Looks like a fantstic time.

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  5. Autumn, brookies, the Adirondacks.....it really doesn't get better than that. Nice post!

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    1. Kiwi - thanks, its definitely a wonderful time of year!

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  6. You captured some beautiful mountain colors there at closing time. Luckily for those interested, NY has plenty of "special regs" water for the die-hard like myself to keep on casting toward.

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    1. Walt - thanks. Fortunately for all of us, there are still places to fish that remain open most of the year!

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  7. Nice way to wrap up the season. I am pleasantly surprised with the flows up there. I can't wait to see what you pull out of those streams next spring.

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    1. RI brook trout - yes there was a lot more water than I expected! We will see how things fare through the winter

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  8. LOOKS LIKE BIRCH RIVER, IN WEST VIRGINIA. ALMOST HEAVEN!

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  9. Anonymous - I've never been to the birch river in WV but it sounds wonderful

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  10. Anonymous - I've never been to the birch river in WV but it sounds wonderful

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