This past week we took a family vacation to Hammondsport, NY, which is located on Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. Besides spending time reconnecting with family, sampling the local wineries, and eating too much, we explored the area and took some great photos. Here are a few:
Vacation officially started last night. While most of the fishing this week will be on a lake from my kayak or a dock, I took the opportunity to fish the local river on Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The temperatures are becoming more reasonable, with highs in the low 80’s and lows in the upper 50’s. The humidity has also dropped considerably. Fish are receptive to smaller flies, but will also take bushy dries in the evening. Tricos have also been on.
Both outings were successful, with trout rising to Adams, Hornbergs, and BWOs. That said, the fish that I caught on Saturday morning were at a new spot, and both fought me and some fairly strong currents.
I am lucky that this spot is just a few minutes from my home. I enjoy the ability to fish it largely due to the efforts of CT DEP and the local TU chapter, which have worked together to keep this river clean and stocked with trout.
Here are some pics. I’ll be posting more this week. Enjoy!