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    Fishing 2019

    And the sun has set on eastern ski season 2018-19

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    Time to fish. April and early May were pretty brutal; lots of rain and out of control flow rates on rivers and streams made any trout fishing with waders almost impossible. Tried on 5/17 but the Esopus Creek had other ideas. Even with a 4.5 foot wading staff I found trying to stand in the strong currents uncomfortable. And the flow caused the trout to dive for the depths and stay there. Steve's fishing cabin near Woodland Valley Creek was very inviting and cozy though

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    After being driven off the Esopus we headed west to Pepacton reservoir. After bushwacking about 1.5 miles in to a nice gradual point we landed 7 or 8 decent smallmouths. Waders are great for wading into cold river water but not so comfortable bushwacking in humid 75 degree weather. Pretty hot, but also good tick protection.

    Got out on the East Branch on 5/27 had a nice row. Yellow perch were biting on the troll. Caught a bunch of small and largemouth bass including a lot of small males. Good sized smallmouths were tucked up on shore and only casts that were thrown almost on to shore were productive. Any onshore cast near fallen wood triggered surface bites. Exciting and frustrating at the same time, many fish get away, tough to hook them. Hooked a nice 4 pounder that got off.

    Hit Rye Lake on 5/31. More surface action, the fish were more aggressive this day and we landed a few nice ones but nothing special. Great weather and good fishing. Looking forward to June when bass season starts. Happy hour on Rye Lake

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    No fish pics yet waiting for the big boys to wake up. Trout fishing might be good in June if the rain stops for a while.

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    Nice Jim g
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    Scotty looking to buy a Belleayre pass for next season. Nice.

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    Got out on Rye lake last Friday 6/7. Warm hazy sunshine made me think that plastics would be the ticket. Rigged up a Gary Yamamoto 5" senko and never looked back. My buddy Steve used a crankbait for about 10 minutes and switched to the worm after watching me catch 3 bass in 10 casts. We caught a good selection of small and largemouth bass including many nice ones. These 2 hog largemouths were the biggest of the day:

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    Bass season officially opens on 6/15.

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    I might contribute a bit to this thread this year. We moved to a place along a river that supposedly has decent smallie fishing. I'm picking up the activity again after a 15 year absence to teach our four year old. Have him signed up for the town youth fishing derby this Saturday.

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    Yes absolutely going be at Bellaire a lot this winter.
    Living in Middletown again makes going places much easier me
    Living in Sullivan County west south Catskills is beautiful area but lacks mass transit big time
    Thanks to your my Jim and Bob and Phil I get to out and some great hills
    This winter my first time at Greek and
    NY lake snowy hills on south Adk s Mountain was sweet
    I forgot got the name
    And I ski Bellaire few times with you
    And some sweet days at plattekill this winter with Dan, Phil and Bob
    And Gore
    I got lovely 12 days in I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    I might contribute a bit to this thread this year. We moved to a place along a river that supposedly has decent smallie fishing. I'm picking up the activity again after a 15 year absence to teach our four year old. Have him signed up for the town youth fishing derby this Saturday.

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    Good for you dad! Kids love fishing.

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    *Mc Cauley Mountain Ski
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    They call it fishing because you don't always catch fish.

    Went out on Rye Lake 6/21, good fishing for the first 2 hours but no big fish. Then the wind started blowing and the fishing just died. Went out again on the East Branch yesterday 6/22, same SW wind still blowing hard and never saw hide nor hair of a fish. Nothing. Fish do not like strong winds or the pressure gradients associated with that wind.

    Oh well, good rowing anyway, yesterday especially was a good work out.

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