Fishing

Get the local scoop on the bountiful stream, pond and lake fishing in the Schroon Lake Region of the Adirondacks.
Submitted by Paula Piatt on Aug 11, 2013
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Concerned that your summer “to do” list is going to interfere with your time on the water?Not to worry.These hot August days were made for “getting all your work done during the day” and “fishin’ early and late.”If you’re looking for a quiet paddle on a pond or lake at a relaxing pace, or a quick and productive fishing outing on your boat, stick to sunrise and sunset.Once the kids roll out of bed
Submitted by Steve Piatt on Jul 30, 2013
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This time of year, when water temperatures are an issue on the region's trout streams, I feel more like a turkey hunter – arising well before dawn and staggering out the door to go trout fishing.But that's what we have to do right now, since water temps generally rise steadily during the day and often by mid- to late morning have reached the high 60s and sometimes higher. That's much too high for
Submitted by Steve Piatt on Apr 03, 2013
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There's always that in-between time, that period when the ice is on its way out but still there, not able to support an angler but not departing with the haste an open-water fisherman would like to see. This is that time. To the backcountry brook trout angler, ice simply means a season kickoff delayed by Mother Nature. Since ice fishing isn't allowed on those fragile waters anyway, all
Submitted by Steve Piatt on Mar 19, 2013
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It's not unusual some winters to have ice fishing season extend well into March on many waters, after daylight saving time goes into effect, when you can fish in comfort on some of those special 45-degree days,leisurely watching your tip-ups and maybe even doing some venison on your portable Coleman stove while you wait for a flag to pop. There have been some days when I've even returned
Submitted by Paula Piatt on Feb 20, 2013
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You've seen the photos. A solitary fisherman, sitting on a bucket on a windswept lake as the sun sets on the horizon.That's not the Schroon Lake Ice Fishing Derby.There's not too many buckets, and the sun is high in the sky. And you won't find much solitude. As the region's most popular ice fishing derby, the annual Schroon Lake fest, now in its 21st year, regularly pulls hundreds of ice anglers