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Hoosier 07-25-2012 11:16 AM

Adirondacks Indian Pass Brook West Branch Ausable
 
Took a family vaction through a couple different places. Started out at Delaware Water Gap where we spent a couple days canoeing and camping. I did manage to get to fish a small creek (Hornbeck Creek? (I think)) that I saw on the side of the road for about 45 mins one evening and picked up a small brown about 8 ". Had a nice picture of him but somehow deleted it by accident.

Then we headed up to the High Peaks region in NY. We took a nice hike up to a place called Rocky Falls. The brook is called Indian Pass Brook.

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The kids had a blast swimming in it. We got there about 30 minutes before an on slaugt of day hikers. Luckily my wife suggested bring the fly rod. Befor e folks got there I managed to pick up 2 nice Brookies.

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After being released he hung out for awhile before taking off.

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After that the hikers showing up and they weren't all that interested in giving me some room where I could still watch the kids, which is okay, they had a right to the place as well.

Next night I got about an hour and a half to fish the West Branch of the Ausable. I found a nice stretch of pocket water to fish some dries.
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The water was warm but the action was hot. I landed 8 browns (8-14")


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and 1 rainbow about 18". The picture stinks because I forgot my net, I was by myself, and he was not happy about being caught. It was a fun catch, he fought for about 10 minutes. I really wished I had the net because I could have landed him quicker. Took a good 20 minutes to get him revived to where I was comfortable that he would be okay. I kept thinking about thumping him on the head and keeping it but I was not 100% sure I was not in the No Kill Zone. Turns out I was not but that is okay because I am sure he was fine.
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It was a blast. I had other hook ups and long distance releases as well and a few plain old misses.


Anyways, I still love the ADK's and miss them.

No Hackle 08-02-2012 04:09 PM

Great report. I love that part of the country was there about 5 years ago and I intend to go back. Great fishing to be had. Thanks for the report.
Lynn


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