Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Exploration; part 2

This summer, I've made an intentional effort to explore some new Adirondack brooks.  My friend Todd was up in the area from CT, so we decided to look for a stream that I had heard was worth exploring.

We spent the morning fishing dries and found some nice brook trout.  A Royal Wulff and a foam ant was all that was needed.  This stream is definitely worth exploring further.

Todd with a nice brookie that took an ant






8 comments:

  1. Nice brook trout in that stream, Mark. Worth exploring indeed. Still a nice amount of water too for this time of year which is good to see. Brook trout and the places they live never cease to amaze me.

    Best, Sam

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    1. Sam, the stream is not a high gradient stream so I was wondering what the water level was going to be but there was enough and it was cold so we ventured on and found some nice fish!

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  2. Enjoyed your posts about small stream exploration in the ADKs. Small beauties will be found (and sometimes tempered by the possibility that a fine old fish has been taken legally and killed).

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    1. Walt - thanks for following along. I was surprised by the responses I got over on facebook! A few people were arguing how helpful taking fish is for the health of streams but they largely are unfamiliar with the sterile nature of Adirondack streams and how fragile the brook trout population is there.

      Do you happen to know what the flower is?

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  3. Mark
    I envy you guys!!!--thanks for sharing a great post

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    1. Bill - We definitely are fortunate to live in such a beautiful and wild part of the country. Something we should be continually thankful for and vigilant to preserve.

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    1. Will - I have definitely been enjoying the Adirondacks this summer and done more exploring than in years past with more to come. We really should get together to fish sometime!

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