The nature angle and 6/10 update from the Adirondacks

CLICK ON ANY PIC TO ENLARGE IT. Hello fellow nature enthusiasts. Water conditions are at great heights all across the mountains but water temps are on the rise again. I am finding that temps are rising much quicker this year than usual and I think that very little snow melt this spring is the culprit. Usually this melt off would be trapped in the ground water and still leaching into the rivers but that is not the case this year. Thus the rivers are not getting that injection of cooler water and are holding their temps at night plus warming faster during the day. I feel we are already in a late July situation and I hope for a cool July and August or the fish might get really stressed this year. The fishing was outstanding in the early week and one client in on Monday hooked and lost two monster trout in addition to the numerous 16-20 inch fish he landed. Today’s report was a lot of small fish but not many nice ones but then again any trout is a nice one up here, we are just a little spoiled. I wanted also to talk a little about the nature aspect of our spot. Due to the incredible insect activity in our river and the nutrient rich material in the water and soil here the migratory birds find the meadows and banks of our home river the ultimate spot to raise a family. That along with a cornucopia of fauna makes the bird watching and native plant observation almost as good as the fishing. This part of New York was one of the earliest settled regions in the country and you can find amazing old homesteads woven into the woods. The architecture of the region shows the evolution of building back to the 1700s and who knows what treasure may lay in these old sites and what tales they might tell. Seldom used country roads beckon for hikes and bike rides. This is a great place to bring the spouse and children and they can investigate the nature aspect while you investigate the fish.

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