Mid State Report 5/14

Fishing is getting really good with super reports coming in. The heavy rain system has not been as severe as predicted and the water levels are going to be fantastic for this weekend all over NY state. Steelhead are still being caught in the Salmon River at Pulaski and there have been some heavy releases this last 2 weeks. These fish were caught by a father and son team last week. Whom had come up from Texas and went there with some coaxing from the bear. Needless to say they were pleased with the results this late into the season. The walleye fishing at Oneida continues to be good but the best reports are coming from those whom are fishing at night. The trout fishing is where it is at right now and I think it is going to be great for the foreseeable future. Here are some more pics from last weekend of the beautiful wild brown trout that we are able to put our guests onto with great regularity. Not only do we have these great wild browns but we also have some really nice rainbows in addition and some of them are real behemoths. I have not got any reports from the West Branch of the Delaware but I believe it will be top notch also. Put away the yard tools and get out trout fishing!!

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Fly Time Is Here

While the rivers were a little high this last week it appears that the heavy rain predicted for this week is going to pass south of our region in the mountains. My friend Rich Garfield reported that he guided a client to a 20 inch wild brown trout this very morning. He also stated that the client was celebrating his 60th birthday so that was a pretty special birthday present. The fly of choice was one of Rich’s signature Sirloins which are available on his website flyfishtheadirondacks.com. I think that if the rain avoids us that things are going to go crazy as the waters approach 60 degrees this week. I suggest you get your trip planned as soon as possible and don’t let another year slide by without you making that trip, after all this is 2012 and according to soothsayers and wanabee Nostrodamases across the planet this may be the end. In the meantime I will continue expanding my operation and plan of seeing you for a trip next year if not this one. One more thing I see someone from Irving, Texas is on my site every day, do I know you? My e-mail is on the site.

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Adirondack trout report 5/13

Papa Bear here with your mid May update. I did little fishing this weekend due to a lot of construction projects  but I had friends and guides out and about. Things had been quite cool up there all last week and with a fair amount of rain it made the fishing on the bigger flows challenging to down right impossible. The small to medium flows were full and productive with many fish up to 17 inches caught but no real hogs. Water temps were in the 55 degree range but there was not very much insect activity. That said I have a notion that the fishing is going to be great from here out. The foliage is about two weeks behind the southern parts of the state and while we didn’t have time to hunt there were a lot of turkeys sighted as we drove about gathering building supplies. Okay that is my brief report for tonight and I will have more pictures as soon as my sources get them to me.

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Hot Opener on Oneida Lake for Walleye

NYS Guide, David Versendy went out with a few pals for the opening of the New York  walleye season and the action was smoking. They started at midnight, using a drift boat and prowled the sections near the hatchery at Constanstia. They threw stick baits into the rock piles and absolutely abused the fish. He said that between 2-4 am that fire tiger was the hot flavor and  silver and black the rest of the time. Around 80-90 were caught and a nice batch were kept for medicinal needs (food), just a great night with the biggest fish being 23 inches. Oneida Lake walleyes are stocky bas@%&$#rds and are incredibly clean and tasty.

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