River, Lake & Ponds Report
May 2021 – Stocking in all Adirondack rivers nearly complete for the season. The trout ponds are free of ice and warming up. There is plenty of water in the river systems, bugs are starting to emerge and soon the fish will be looking up. Now is the time to book an exciting Adirondack fly fishing trip or simply come up and learn to fly fish.
NOTE: The north country has been cleared to allowing guiding again. We have protocols in place to allow guided fly fishing trips safely. Please call for details and to book a trip where we will be the ONLY ones on our stretch of water.
When water temperatures top 70 degrees it puts added stress on the trout and mortality rates increase dramatically…even if you handle the fish carefully. As the season progresses it is important to take readings with your stream thermometer and seek cooler water early or late in the day when the rivers warm up. Remember that water changes temperature more slowly than air does, so even if the air feels a bit cooler in the evening that doesn’t mean the rivers have had enough time to drop to suitable temperatures.