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A Week on the Ausable, Part 1

As the rain tapped assuredly on top of our big old camper, I relaxed and decided it was good to be off the electric grid for a week. But the West Branch Ausable River near Lake Placid, New York was … Continue reading

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Delaware River Dreaming

Heavy rains at mid-week had raised the level of streams and rivers in the Catskill Mountain region to unfishable conditions. Things didn’t look good for my weekend visit to the West Branch Delaware, but hope springs eternal, and I hoped … Continue reading

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The Cloudburst Council

Last weekend I attended the two-day Cloudburst Council, a gathering of poets and writers at the Gell Writers Center northwest of Naples, New York. The Cloudburst Council. But what’s in a name? It was a nice gathering of artists at … Continue reading

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A Short Walk on the Longest Trail

Human nature being what it is, we sometimes ignore the valuable resource right before our eyes while gazing at greener pastures out around the bend. Sadly, I’ve pretty much ignored America’s longest foot path even though it passes my backyard … 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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Speckled Trout: More Views From the Hill

“The streams were full of speckled trout until they built the saw mills.”– Dennis McGraw, Pioneer Life in Greenwood, 1888 The term “speckled trout,” in this report, does not refer to the saltwater species of that name, but refers to Salvelinus fontinalis,  … Continue reading

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