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.




The hatches get so thick it looks like a snowstorm

The hatches coming off, sometimes resemble a cloud moving upstream. The fishing here is as wild at times as the trout you are seeking. Wading is the rule up here and in high water you better bring your A game if you are fishing the big waters. The thing is that  is when the monsters are on the prowl. Hit on the right day and you can have that magical day when every run is holding several very hungry trout that are acting like divas waiting for a Snickers bar. The bio-mass of forage here is amazing and the trout exhibit downright corpulent body dimensions. Life is finite, stay healthy and go fishing!!!

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The Food Is Great

Even though the fishing was non existent at camp the stream side meals cooked over an open fire are amazing. Unless your a vegetarian these two strips have to make your mouth water. It is a total package here with the nature, food and fishing that is all world class. As I tell people this is an old fashioned Adirondack camping trip with modern upgrades. You could fly to New Zealand and not have the success that you can have right here in NY. Even though the fishing was tough here we have a cornucopia of smaller streams and with every rivulet up here holding wild fish there is always somewhere where trout can be caught. This is a great place to bring youngsters and teach them about the great outdoors. This is as good as it gets up here and make time for yourself to come here.

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Back from the ADK and blue!!!!

Just got back from opening up the fishing operation in the mountains and brother things are way behind. Looks like a stake bed except those are more bunk beds for our stream side chalets. Water was beautiful when I got there considering we just came out of the winter from hell. I was pumped that once again I would hook a couple of early season monsters. NYS guide Rich Garfield had called and was coming to fish the following day. Sun was out , Bluewing Olives were coming of and all was well. In the mountains things can change quickly. 48 hours later the water was up to the edge of the bank and the water was very dirty. That is sprig in the mountains and you better be ready for anything. I hate to say that I did not even have a bite but i didn’t strain myself trying. The river was unfishable for most of the week I was there and mountains still have feet of snow in them, so the water was pure melt off. Oh well my day will come but it will be a little late in that I broke my ankle the last night I was there. I knew I  should have had more than one beer!!! This sucks. Bye.

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Early April Trip Report from Adirondack Retreats

As Wayne said the other day, he’s up north at the cabin to get things opened up for the season.  I talked to him today and he told me that while the weather was gorgeous (70 degrees air temp) the water was less than favorable.  38 degrees of 99% melt from the mountain runoff, and in the last day there’s been several inches of rain.  All in all, high and muddy conditions in the Adirondacks of Northern New York.

Featured Guide Rich Garfield of Fly Fish the Adirondacks was at Papa Bear’s Adirondack Retreat over the weekend and reported sporadic hatches of BWO’s.  But with the high water conditions though, I have no doubt he was chucking a heavily weighted Sirloin.

Hopefully though Papa Bear can take a few casts with his unique minnow rig in between cutting firewood and cleaning up the property. In any case pictures will be up as soon as the bear returns.

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