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.




Conditions are varying widely

Due to the spotty severe thunderstorms stream conditions are varying dramatically! The streams along the northern most streams are getting low, yet on the Ausable and Saranac flows have been pretty good. A great tool is USGS stream flows site. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt  This is a great way to create a file of your favorite rivers and or areas you like to fish and keep an eye on median levels and actual current levels. I am looking forward to being back at the home office and doing some cat and carp fishing on the Susquehanna River with my kids. This is a great way to teach children about drag control and how to handle large fish. Photos and videos will be coming here and on my you-tube sight.

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Article: Best Techniques To Match The Hatch

Orvis’ Tom Rosenbauer has a great article up today describing the best places to start matching the hatch

Here’s a classic bit of advice from the article:

“During hatches of many mayflies and caddisflies, the trout take the emerging flies throughout the hatch and bother little with the adult flies resting on the water’s surface. You may catch a few on dry flies, especially if your fly isn’t floating too well, but you would have been more successful using an emerger or wet-fly pattern. In most hatches, however, there will come a time when there will be enough flies on the surface to tempt the trout to take the adult insects—and your high-floating dry flies. Rises will be deliberate, rhythmic, and you’ll see bubbles.”

Check out the whole thing here, well worth the read.

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THE BEAR NEEDS YOUR VOTE

Hey fishing fans, the bear is in a fishing video contest through Mercury Marine and I could use your vote. You will have to create a log in with them but I sure would appreciate you taking a few minutes to do it. Mercury Film Festival. You can vote for me once a day if you wanted. My video is 22inch wild brown trout. Remember a vote for bear means a fish on every cast. Thank you!!!

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