Bear Treks

Hello fellow hunting and fishing aficionados, welcome to Bear Treks. This is my blog to give you useful and current reports on my own outings and information that has been sent to me from knowledgeable sportsmen that just might help you in your pursuit of fish and game.

Papa Bear Outdoors is my company based in Binghamton N.Y. I am an inventor of unique cutting edge products designed to make your precious time afield as successful as possible. This is also your link to some of the best wild trout fishing in the East if not the whole country.

Early Action in the Adirondacks is HOT!

Okay trout fishing fanatics, due to the incredibly mild winter in the north east the early conditions are ideal. Ordinarily I would not even suggest a serious trip before the middle of May but the action has been good to great right out of the gate this year. Streams across the northern part of the state were at amazing levels with all the snow and ice gone. They also were warming quickly which was spurring steady hatches of stone flies when the sun was out. In the previous post you see evidence of the size and quality of the trout being caught on nymphs already. The water temps were in the low to mid40s but the height and clarity were great. It did my heart good to arrive down at the command trout bunker, peek over the bank at a little trout habitat I had constructed last summer and there lay about a 14 inch Brookie using it. (Click on any picture to enlarge it) See if you can spot him. The 21 inch male with the hooked jaw came from the small stream. As I drove through the mountains all streams looked to be in great shape. With some regular rains mixed in this may be a year to be up north earlier than usual. More updates will be coming.

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April Playmates – Early Spring Slammer With NYS Guide Dave Vezendy

Here are the pictures we promised from Dave’s weekend at Papa Bear’s Outdoors. Trout were caught every day between 13-21 inches on weighted nymphs. Prince nymphs and Hare’s Ear nymphs were the best bets.















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Mid-April Fishing Report – Excellent conditions at Adirondack Retreats!

UPDATE: Pictures posted here:

It’s April 12, and we just got word from Dave the featured fly fishing guide for Papa Bear’s Outdoors that the river is in perfect condition right now for fly fishing. Brown, Brook, and Rainbow trout in the 15-21″ range were caught and released ALL DAY today on weighted Prince and Hare’s Ear nymphs.

Pictures will be posted as soon as they are available. Check back soon and Tight Lines!

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Fishing report – early April northern Adirondacks

UPDATE: Pictures posted here:

The updates from Papa Bear’s Outdoors just came in, and the past few days have been productive. The water levels are a bit low and running an average of 42 degrees, but the impending storms will change that.

Several Brown and brook trout have been caught in the 13-19″ range. Pictures will be up in a few days.

Fly fishermen using streamers and spin fishermen have done ok… But the hot pattern right now is a small stonefly imitation. Black and Amber varieties are both working well.

More updates and pictures to come soon.

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