Amazing Time To Be Fishing The Adirondacks Right Now

Friends of Adirondack Retreats made a few stops on their way to the secret stream this past weekend. 3 trout stops in all – with plentiful browns, rainbows, and brook trout all being caught across the Adirondack park.

Water temps are hanging just above 60 degrees, we’re seeing some rain in the evenings, and the weather conditions have been a mix of overcast, partly sunny and sunny — which has made the fishing conditions absolutely perfect for fly fishing in the Adirondacks. Dries, wets, nymphs, and streamers were all used to bring well over 50 fish to the net over the past weekend. Many trout ranged from 10-12″, many more though were in the 14-16″ class, a few were caught in the 17-18″ range, several larger trout were broken off, but one wild brown of 21-22″ was caught and released after an epic battle at Adirondack Retreats that spanned over 5 minutes and 100 yards of battlefield. Pictures of that beautiful wild brown trout will be posted as soon as they are developed.

Here are some visual highlights of the trip:

The majority of fish were taken on a heavily weighted custom woven Yuk Bug nymph (pattern recipe to be posted soon), Rich Garfield’s Ausable Ugly, Peacock Backed Wooly Buggers, Olive/Pearl flash Caddis emergers, and black stonefly imitations.

More reports to come soon…

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Trout Fishing Report from ADK Retreats – June 4, 2011

View from the Adirondack Retreats Cabin

Fishing Report for June 4, 2011:
Air Temp: 73 degrees
Water Temp: 59 degrees
Water levels: perfect
Fish activity: excellent
Hatch activity: BWO
Nymphs: AuSable Ugly, Black Stonefly

Papa Bear has another update from the command bunker “somewhere” in Northern New York on a very remote trout stream – just left were two seasoned fly fishermen hailing from the Tug Hill area of Central NY.  The weather, water levels, temperatures, and fish activity are still excellent. The latest fishing report is that several other brown and brook trout were landed in the 15+ inch range this morning just above camp.  Water levels had dropped a few more inches created a better situation for fly casters to get their presentations down the correct depth more quickly and easily.  Stonefly patterns and custom ties representing Rich Garfield’s AuSable Ugly took the majority of the trout this week.

Looking ahead, the weather is going to be fair through Monday, should be an interesting weekend at Adirondack Retreats.

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Trout Fishing Report from ADK Retreats – June 3, 2011

Fishing Report for June 3, 2011:
Air Temp: 71 degrees
Water Temp: 58 degrees
Water levels: perfect
Fish activity: excellent
Hatch activity: BWO
Nymphs: AuSable Ugly, Black Stonefly

Papa Bear has the latest news from the command bunker somewhere in Northern New York on a gorgeous remote trout stream – he’s  accompanied by two of the finest fly fishermen to be found in the Tug Hill area of Central NY.  The weather, water levels, temperatures, and fish activity are all coming together perfectly in the Adirondacks.

The latest news from Wayne’s log book is that brook, brown, and rainbow trout are all being caught from the 15-24+” range.  One beautiful 22″ wild brown was brought to net and photographed particularly well… the footage will be available here as soon as the Ol’ Master regains wifi access.  There of course is a tall tale to go along with the proof — one 24-26″ trout was broken off just above the Adirondack Retreats cabin.

Dry fly activity is still developing, but best bets right now are large, buggy stonefly imitations that reach proper depth as quickly as possible — which is to say use weight or sinking line to get your offering down where the biggest trout are feeding.

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A Family Affair – Memorial Day Trout Action For Everyone

Fishing Report for May 31, 2011:
Air Temp: 80 degrees
Water Temp: 59 degrees
Water levels: normal
Fish activity: excellent

Hey there everyone — just got a report back from Papa Bear at the cabin and he says the water level has dropped into perfect levels for trout fishing, and the upcoming forecasts in the ADK region to maintain excellent fishing conditions in the area.  The river is extremely wadeable even for the tentative, trout are fully active with several fish being caught this past Memorial Day Weekend in the 15 – 20+” range.  Pictures will be up as soon as the Bear returns from the command center and gets some wifi access.

The forecast for Northern NY for early June is as follows:

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If you’re interested in booking a trip, give Wayne a call at 607-785-8215.  There is still some availability but act fast before all openings are filled.

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