Adk Fishing and Small Stream Report June 15

Alex Martin -

We finally got out to some trout streams today and we had some great action! These areas had been thirsty for a long time and the nice rain fall that we received earlier in the week brought them back to life. While not running on a full tank yet the waters were certainly in much better shape than they had been and the insect activity was good as well. Brook trout were eager to take flies and the hot patterns were a yellow stimulator and royal coachman which are 2 patterns that seem to always work great for us. The streams we fished were in the Schoharie Creek valley near Middleburgh and while the flows were still a little low the warmest water temp we recorded was 68 so things are in a good state right now. Hopefully we will receive more rain over the next few days so that conditions keep improving.

Fishing in the Adirondack streams was pretty good but the rain temporarily blew out a lot of creeks and streams earlier this week. They should be settled down if there is flow data available check that before heading out. The hatches seem to have picked up and the bite at dusk into night has been great. Lake Champlain's bass season opens tomorrow and I have been hearing good things about the pike and bass action out of the lake so that is lining up nicely with the opener. Lake George trolling is still very productive and we have been catching lake trout from 80 to 140 feet down. The smallmouth bass bite was on fire last week and that can provide for some nice action for those of you who are uninterested in the lakers. Stay tuned to the blog for more fishing action coming soon and be sure and get out on the water ASAP!!