May 25, 2009

by Brian Zinger on May 25, 2009

This truly was a Memorial weekend. Not only remembering our fallen hero’s, but the fish our guides where putting clients onto.  There were very few species of fish that did not come to hand or net.  From steelhead and small mouth to brookes and bowfin. All were caught on flies and all released back to the water quickly and safely.  I had the opportunity to get away to Adirondacks and fish with some old and new friends.  I fished Putnam creek and the Schroon river with new friend Jim Hubert and got into some nice browns on Putnam and smallish bows on the Schroon. I also fished with old friends Chip and Maureen who were staying at the Gladstone House. We spent the day meticulously casting #12 Stimulators and Ausable Wulff’s into every bath tub size pocket on the Mill Creek in Chestertown.  This time of year can be bad with black flies biting, but they left us alone enough to enjoy some pretty decent dry fly action by some aggressive stocked brown and brook trout.  We have a rainy forecast on tap for the second half of this week.  A front with a string of low pressure systems will be impacting the region begging tonight and sticking around until Friday. This event looks like it will be enough rain to effect river fishing this coming weekend.

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