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River, Lake & Ponds Report

May 2019 – Stocking is underway by all of us guides and volunteers. We expect to have the stocking completed by the third week of May. We will also stock again in June. 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.


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.

I am leading a trip to the West Branch of the Delaware River for intermediate fly fishers. Friday August 23-Sunday August 25. We will be staying at the Dream Catcher Lodge in Deposit and utilizing their 1.5 mile access. This is a semi-guided trip with assistance on what to use, where and how to fish the Delaware’s wild trout. $375 all inclusive. Call for details.