Tag Archives: Finger Lakes

Landlocked(s)

I was heading to one of my favorite casting locations for big brown trout and landlocked salmon, wondering if the autumn run had kicked in following a decent rainfall. Recalling my tumble in the mountains last week, I was ready … Continue reading

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Marking the Territory: Canadice Lake

It seems that over the past few years I’ve made an annual, half-hearted attempt to catch a lake trout with an artificial fly, something I’ve yet to accomplish with success. It’s not that lakers are particularly difficult to take with … Continue reading

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Messing About in Boats

My friend Tim D. and I decided to fish the southern end of Keuka Lake in boats… In little boats… On the broad Finger Lake closest to our homes. We got there before daybreak on a Sunday morning with intent … Continue reading

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Mitchellsville Gorge, the Finger Lakes Trail

On a clear, comfortable morning in late May, Brent and Catherine and I rambled above the Mitchellsville Gorge, near Hammondsport, N.Y. The Finger Lakes Trail/North Country National Scenic Trail follows the rim of the gorge for 2.5 miles. We walked … Continue reading

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Finger Lake Salmon

Cayuga Lake, the longest (38 miles) of New York’s glacial Finger Lakes, has steep east and west sides and an average depth of 182 feet. On New Year’s Day, I accompanied angling buddy Tim Didas in a drive north of … Continue reading

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Salmon Run Falls

Salmon Run Falls is located in a small upstate college town, its waters feeding one of the largest freshwater lakes in the eastern U.S. Salmon Run is not the real name of this beautiful waterdrop, it’s simply a name that blossomed … Continue reading

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The Drop-Back

Rainbow trout typically move out of the New York Finger Lakes in late winter and early spring to spawn in various feeder streams such as Naples Creek. Typically there’s some good angling in these tributaries when the trout season officially … Continue reading

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