Updates from August 24, 2004
This 15" brown trout took a small emergent sparkle pupa on a large Catskill river.
Here's an underwater post-release picture of a 15" brown trout I caught in a clear Catskill river.
Here's the most famous pool in the world. I was shocked that the fishing was so good--I had expected such a legendary place to be overfished. While it certainly sees a lot of pressure, it's still possible to have the whole 300-yard pool to yourself once in a while, and in the fall it doesn't get anywhere close to the combat fishing it sees during the major hatch seasons. It supports a terrific population of the most picky free-rising trout I've ever seen.
A beautiful deep current tongue runs along a manmade wall on a famous Catskill river.
This is one of the most famous trout streams in the country.
Here are the empty nymphal cases of Isonychia bicolor
mayflies which hatched in early fall in the Catskills by crawling out onto a rock.
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