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.




Adirondack Trout Fishing Update – June 28, 2013

Papa Bear is currently up in the northern Adirondack region of New York State for an extended trip, of course without internet access. But where there’s a will – there’s a way to provide conditions updates from within the nerve center of the most remote wild trout fishing center in the area. For the next several weeks the ol’ master will be updating the stream reports via voicemail.

Current conditions: Fair

River Height: Very High

River Clarity: A bit off colored

Significant Hatches: None. Use streamers / baitfish imitations

Trout Activity Report: Several fish between 15-19 inches landed. With the rising water, ideal conditions have tapered off and with more rain on the way, rivers throughout the region will soon be at flood stages.

Here’s today’s podcast from Wayne stream-side:

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Photos and video will be updated upon his return. Checkout the Youtube Channel for past fishing trips.

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Adirondack Trout Fishing Update – June 27, 2013

Papa Bear is currently up in the northern Adirondack region of New York State for an extended trip, of course without internet access. But where there’s a will – there’s a way to provide conditions updates from within the nerve center of the most remote wild trout fishing center in the area. For the next several weeks the ol’ master will be updating the stream reports via voicemail.

Current conditions: Excellent

River Height: A Bit High

River Clarity: Good

Significant Hatches: Stonefly

Trout Activity Report: Clients and guides alike were treated this week to career days at Papa Bear’s Outdoors Adirondack Retreats. Over a dozen wild trout were landed between 14-24 inches on stonefly patterns within the first hour of fishing. One monster brown trout was broken off estimated to exceed 26″.

Here’s today’s audio podcast from Wayne stream-side:

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Photos and video will be updated upon his return. Checkout the Youtube Channel for past fishing trips.

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Adirondack Conditions Improving

CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT. Water conditions were low, crystal clear and very cold but thanks to some rains they have warmed slightly and become a little discolored. The result has been some fish, with a few nice ones. Slow fishing streamers and combing the bottom like a body hunt was the key. This was on our home river which is pretty good size. Some of the smaller flows have been looking outstanding and up here in the north east part of the state every stream is infested with native trout. You can literally fish many of them right up to the back of the dairy barns they pass by or originate at. They may not hold the huge ones like the big flows but they are a great place to teach youngsters the art of trout fishing. They also give us spoiled veterans a great fall back position when the main flows are unfishable. We are going to be on a late spring up here this year and once again there is very little snow pack but it is better than last year and hopefully not as hot last year. Stone flies have been steadily appearing and they are a staple up here.

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Trout Fishing in NY Underway

CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT. At least the season is anyway. I just got back from ten days in the northern Adirondacks at my fishing camps and it was a test of survival. I arrived on March the 30th to find the river at a great level and temps in the low 40s, not bad for this time of year. The day before the opener and the camp is already cozy. Visions of big browns on the next days opener began to fill my head. Yeah right this is the northern part of the state and things can quickly change and they did! Two hours after these whimsical thoughts, things had changed alright. Now the emphasis turned from fishing to cutting as much wood as was possible. The temps dropped and the wind steadily increased. Opening day dawned with 30-50 mile an hour sustained winds and temps in the low30s. The main cabin has no heat and thank god for the awesome sleeping bag I have. Night time temps were near 0 and for the next 6 days the wind never went under 30 mph. I burned a face cord for every cord I cut. Night time fires were leaving a heat signature that could be seen from space. Mercifully I have some of the best cold weather gear on the planet thanks to all the ice fishing I do and all in all I was pretty comfy. I am sure by now you are wanting to book a trip with me as soon as you can. Last year this time it had been in the 60s and 70s for weeks but i was still prepared for this. I may have done almost no fishing but the nature and meals made up for it. The geese and ducks have never been as friendly and close as they were on this trip. This is the kind of undisturbed nature that surrounds you as you relax here at camp. The meals I prepare on your trip are as good or better than you can get in the finest gourmet eateries anywhere. The food channel stops by frequently to see what I am cooking. A fine example is these bacon wrapped venison tenderloins dry rubbed in Rob Salamidas Hickory Smoked Seasonings. Then slow cooked over an open fire, need I day more. Oh yeah and then served on an all natural bread, from eurobake.com, need I say more. The fishing here in May-October is some of the best in the country and when you add in the nature perks and food it adds up to very personalized outings. No matter what a trip here is a good thing.

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