Good Fishing in the Adirondacks: From Lake Champlain to the Streams of Tug Hill

Overview

The size of the Adirondacks is staggering: 6 million acres of woodland and mountainside generously endowed with pristine lakes, rivers, and streams. To the east it is bordered by Lake Champlain; to the north by the Saint Lawrence River. Historic populations as well as fishery stocks of rainbow, lake, brook, and brown trout; muskies; large- and small-mouth bass; pike, walleye, and even salmon are found here, along with and many other species. Whether you're angling for a trophy or for the thrill of ...

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Overview

The size of the Adirondacks is staggering: 6 million acres of woodland and mountainside generously endowed with pristine lakes, rivers, and streams. To the east it is bordered by Lake Champlain; to the north by the Saint Lawrence River. Historic populations as well as fishery stocks of rainbow, lake, brook, and brown trout; muskies; large- and small-mouth bass; pike, walleye, and even salmon are found here, along with and many other species. Whether you're angling for a trophy or for the thrill of catch-and-release, the Adirondacks region will not disappoint.

Sixteen experienced local fisherman, fishing guides, and outdoors columnists contributed their expert knowledge to create this trusted guide to the best places to fish in this spectacular region. The third edition is completely revised, giving you the most up-to-date information on new fishing regulations, invasive species and the measures under way to control them, new suggestions for fishing in the backcountry, and lots more.

Includes:

Fly-fishing the Battenkill, Ausable, and other destination trout rivers

Where to find landlocked salmon and the best ice fishing

Backpacking fishing trips in the central mountains

Fishing Lake Champlain and the Saint Lawrence River

Flies, lures, and bait for many species

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881508918
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 776,251
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Aprill is a lecturer in Journalism at SUNY Plattsburg. A New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame inductee, he is the author of Paths Less Traveled, Short Treks in the Adirondacks and Beyond, and Good Fishing in the Adirondacks.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps 9

Map Legend 10

Preface to the Third Edition 11

About the Editor 13

Introduction 15

1 Lake Champlain: Warm-Water Species Ricky Doyle 21

2 Lake Champlain: Cold-Water Species Peter Casamento 29

3 Salmon Fever! Don Lee 41

4 The Mighty Saranac John Spissinger 51

5 The Legendary Ausable Francis Betters 63

6 In the Heart of the Adirondacks Brian McDonnell Dennis Aprill 77

7 Backcountry Fishing Trips Dennis Aprill 87

8 The Peaceful Schroon Lake Area Val De Cesare Sr. Val De Cesare Jr. 95

9 Lake George: America's Most Beautiful Lake Dan Ladd 109

10 The Beautiful Tahawus Region Bob Zajac 121

11 Washington and Saratoga Counties: Fishing the Eastern Slopes Greg Cuda 131

12 Exciting Fishing Just North of the Thruway Ron Kolodziej 145

13 The Great Southwestern Wilderness Don Williams 155

14 The Secret Streams of Tug Hill Allen Benas 167

15 Back in Time on the Oswegatchie Peter O'Shea 175

16 The Raquette River: Highway through the Mountains Tony C. Zappia 187

17 Fishing Pole, Paddle, and Portage Joe Hackett 197

18 The St. Lawrence River: The Bountiful Boundary Water Allen Benas 211

Resources 221

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