Woo Hoo!

Guess who caught his first trout of the year and first ever on a fly rod. Well if you guessed me, you’d be the April fool. I need more instruction!  I had such a bad day out there. Whoever says a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work should come swimming with me in frigid water. 😬 But actually I still was glad to have time away from the house. I don’t get out much. 

After I dried off this morning I tried a few other creeks. Black Creek in Esopus changed it’s name to white creek I believe. There was no way I was ready to fish those rapids. I drove by the Wallkill River and it was flooded along with the pumpkin farmer’s field. There was no use there either. I remember about ten years ago that farm got flooded during harvest and people were catching pumpkins with fishing nets. (I know that has nothing to do with my day.  I just saw it as funny and sad at the same time.)

So I went back to Rondout were I was this morning. I had neoprene waders on this time and the water wasn’t nearly as cold. In fact it wasn’t bad at all.  I was there about 30 minutes this time when my so called service dog Sadie decided to come in the water with me. As soon as she realized how cold it was she took off running toward the truck. I was parked on a busy road, so I got scared and called her back. She came but was shivering so bad that I had to get her into the truck and call it a day. There’s a lot of time between now and October when season ends. I’m not giving up. 

Author: Charles Bombard @ Healing on the fly

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3 thoughts on “Woo Hoo!”

  1. at least you got out and fished… I went out today saw the streams were running pretty fast and figure the water was too cold for them to bite. ( or maybe too cold for me to walk in )
    Have you tried to fish ” 2nd Gate in West Saugerties ? local clubs put a few dams there to help with the trout fishing. ( https://www.google.com/maps/place/2nd+St,+Saugerties,+NY+12477/@42.1176309,-74.0139809,249m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dda720f81b0db1:0xd3eb326b618fe95e!8m2!3d42.0774058!4d-73.9564891 )
    You van park by the gate and walk down to the stream and follow it on the right to a dam and a bit further ( just before the private property signs ) are few nice holes. The bend by the entrance is also nice and usually gives you some good bites. if you walk down on the bank of the stream towards the Reservoir there are also some nice overhanging holes on the opposite site of the stream..

    Plus the DEC is stocking that section every year.

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    1. I haven’t but will now. I’m originally from northern Dutchess county. I always fished Wappingers Creek and Roe Jan Kill (Jackson Corners Creek). They are both stocked annually as well. My friend William that I mention in the blog a lot told me that Chuck Kraft’s Kreelex will definitely get hook ups this time of the year. William owns Eastern Trophies in Virginia, but he grew up with me from elementary until graduation at Pine Plains. He know our area. He still come here also. You can YouTube the kreelex. Easterntrophies.com has them for sale and also materials for them if you’d rather make them. I put my only one in a tree today, so I can’t vouch for it. Lol

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