Sunday, August 26, 2012

Lazy days of summer

With heat having set in over past couple days,early morning fishing best again,water temps have reached upper 60s by later day.Some rain and cool nights would be welcome.

Tricos in am,flying ants,hoppers,streamers,will be best fly choices.


Monday, August 20, 2012


With water temps in high 50's to mid 60's,browns are starting to aggressively attack streamers.Rivers are a little low,however getting a few good showers today.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Flying ants in big numbers

Lakes, ponds,rivers starting to see big numbers of flying ants.Today's bright sun should really get flying ants active, these bugs seem to be very dense under these conditions in early evening.Trico spinner falls lasting much longer most mornings,with spinners starting to fall around 7 am and lasting at least a couple hours.

Water temps still holding in low 60's to mid 60's,water levels very comfortable for wading.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

On the rite track

With days and nights gradually getting cooler,temps holding in mid 60s most of the day.Starting to see a few more isonychia mayflys each day,lots of hoppers,and plenty of tricos.Overcast days to complete this wonderful picture.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Happy fish

With past days scattered showers water is starting to penetrate river well,a few less sandbars visible.Fish seem to be very active not only with more water,more comfortable temps,also warm rains,conditions I find to be very favorable.Water levels are very good for wading,water temps low 60s to mid 60s.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Good soaker,not much sun

Temps becoming more comfortable each day,browns getting more aggressive.Water temps low 60's in am to mid 60's,water temps did not warm up too much today.Good hard thunderstorm this afternoon dropped a good deal of rain quick.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Keep your nose of my trico

Very warm again,however I am noticing fish poking there nose up to eat trico spinners for longer periods of time in the morning,over the past week.

Will see what next couple of days brings.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Nice and cool after some Dog days

After a weekend of constant heat woke to a very cool morning, dropping temps in the rivers,this as well as yesterdays late thunder showers, will hopefully bring us closer to some more common late summer conditions.

Flying Ants starting to show up,these insects can be very abundant during early evenings on bright days.Trout love them windshields do not,they can be like peanut butter sticking to your windshield as you drive alongside stretches of the Ausable in the early evening.Fishing a flying ant pattern next morning after can be very productive,or even a ant fished as a nymph

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hunting Retriever training demo With Ken Kalil this Saturday August 4th at the Adk Mueseum in Blue Mt Lake/ fishing report

I will be doing 3 hunting retriever training demos about 20 to 30 minutes long this weekend August 4th at the Adirondack museum in Blue Mt Lake New York.This event is part of the museums Dog Days of Summer event,with many dog related activities throughout the day for all dog enthusiast.We feel very fortunate to have another time slot this year.10:30am,1:30pm,3:30pm

Hopefully goes as well as last year for us,with last years highlights not only were we able to display what a well trained hunting retriever can do.We also were able to take a younger dog and teach him hand signals for the first time in the water,and this young hunting retriever did awesome.Both Chase,and Benny loved the work,and drew many applause.

 Fishing Report

Fishing has not changed much since last report,with early morning Trico spinner falls consistently.

For catch & release fishing,being off the water by noon is smart for just hooking, and fighting fish can kill them in water temps of afternoon.When fishing under current conditions it is wise to use the heaviest tackle possible.Many times changing  your approach while presenting your fly will allow you to get away with heavier tippets,and leaders than most are using.Fluorocarbon leaders,and tippets are great for this,being not as visible to the fish.Streamers have been good option this time of the year and allow you to fish 3 and 4x tippet sizes.

Been fishing trout myself this week very early,however getting some great reports from some close fishing friends,of incredible Smallmouth Bass fishing on the Saranac river system this past week.