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#1 Oct-17-19 6:31PM

Paul Naj
Northern Snakehead
Registered: May-20-08
Posts: 340

Maryland & New York Trout and Bass

Iíve had two weeks in a row with no travel so I took advantage of my time at home to get out on the water a bit. Last Wednesday Afternoon I headed back to western Maryland for some redemption on the trout. The weather was absolutely perfect, although much like the rest of the Mid-Atlantic, the lack of rain made for some tough conditions. In addition to being low and slow, the water was quite murky. The local fly shop owner said the reservoir was in the process of turning over and silt was being brought up to the level where the discharge into the river is. Iíve never heard of this before but it makes total sense. Anyone ever see this happen elsewhere?

https://i.imgur.com/rlPprVU.jpg

In spite of the tough conditions I brought 3 trout to net and had a couple other hits and misses. Hereís a couple of samples.

https://i.imgur.com/CsoPNhk.jpg    https://i.imgur.com/2sZ1bCm.jpg

This weekend I decided to head up to my brotherís house on Lake Mahopac. With the lake also being low, I wasnít sure how much longer we would be able to get the boat in and out of the boat house so I got a short trip in. I got up there Saturday night and we went right out on the water. I only had one hit on top water but we had a steady pick of largemouth and a couple of smallmouth on chatterbaits and senkos. The quality of fish was good.

https://i.imgur.com/DvorYwZ.jpg

Since we planned to fish all day Sunday, we wrapped up around 12:30 am with the fish still biting.

We probably should have stayed with the fish Saturday night as Sunday was a slow pick. I did manage to catch 7 or 8 fish through the day including these fine specimens. The largemouth weight 4lb 5oz.

https://i.imgur.com/SdCLgSO.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/OE0BFCS.jpg

My brother had to work on Monday so I connected with his neighbor and made an hourís drive from the lake to the Catskill Mountains. We fished the Esopus River, a beautiful creek in a beautiful area of the Catskills. The river was a bit off color in the am but cleaned up as the day wore on. My friend Bob had hoped for a good caddis hatch, like heís had numerous times there in October, but it was not meant to be. While he still threw dry flies, I focused on tight line nymphing and managed 4 beautiful trout. I landed the brown within 5 minutes of being on the water. The rest were a slow pick through the morning and were all wild rainbows, including the beautiful one below. While I didnít catch a lot of fish or any big ones, it was an amazing day on a beautiful stream.

https://i.imgur.com/hN1zAeG.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/a9wPlc7.jpg

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#2 Oct-17-19 8:07PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1722

Re: Maryland & New York Trout and Bass

Nice mixed bag!  Good job!


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#3 Oct-18-19 8:11AM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1596

Re: Maryland & New York Trout and Bass

Wow that is all so amazing!


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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#4 Oct-18-19 8:24AM

Bryan
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
Posts: 959

Re: Maryland & New York Trout and Bass

Beautiful fish!


tight lines

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#5 Oct-18-19 10:55AM

momusau
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Registered: May-14-15
Posts: 68

Re: Maryland & New York Trout and Bass

Awesome!

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#6 Oct-18-19 11:02AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13512

Re: Maryland & New York Trout and Bass

Excellent!


Time to go fishin' again!

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