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by stokes
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Columbia county
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Columbia county

Thanks for that link,Rich.I have fished the Kinderhook many years ago,before I took up fly fishing.A friend has property in East Nassau that the Kinderhook passes thru.I am aware of the Housatonic just across the border in Mass.,but that would require a non-resident license,a future possibility.
by stokes
Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Columbia county
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Columbia county

Thanks,guys.I am aware of the proximity to the Battenkill and Hoosick.I was wondering about the two I mentioned because one is within walking distance and the Roeliff-Jansen is about a mile down the road.I found out after I found this house that a good friend of mine has an aunt down the road with a...
by stokes
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Columbia county
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Columbia county

Anybody ever fished in Columbia county?Not looking for anybodies "hot spots",just a little direction.I'm going to be moving to Copake,Ny in the next month.I am close to Roelif-Jansen Kill and a creek called Bash-bish Creek.Are these worth exploring? Any other Columbia co. creeks worth a look? My nor...
by stokes
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Tragedy on the Esopus
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Tragedy on the Esopus

Yes it is,Ed.I've only been fishing this creek for 3 years and I've never seen a tuber,kayak or any other water craft here or above on the creek.I can see how if you launch a tube from this point you would get drawn right into this log jam,not enough distance to steer around it.
by stokes
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Tragedy on the Esopus
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Tragedy on the Esopus

I have seen those videos.I've fished that very spot at the cemetery on the Esopus at least a dozen times this season alone.When crossing there,my focus is always on the deeper channel of fast moving water just before the log jam.I would always cross further upstream of that channel.I watched an olde...
by stokes
Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Tragedy on the Esopus
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Tragedy on the Esopus

http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/soldiers-remove-deadly-strainer-esopus-warning-sign-installed I've fished here many times and never really gave it much thought.Knew enough to cross well above so I wouldnt get swept off my feet,but never thought about being drowned.Cant imagine how the girls father...
by stokes
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Spawning browns
Replies: 15
Views: 2616

Spawning browns

When do the browns start running up the Esopus and how far do they go upstream?
by stokes
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Good time to fish?
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Good time to fish?

Watching the USGS flow charts made me wonder about something.As is normal during downpours the cubic feet per second numbers increase dramatically.For instance,last week the flows on Woodland Creek were at a low +/- 7 cubic ft per sec.During a rain they rose to a bit over 60 cfps.Of course at 7 cfps...
by stokes
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Skunked again.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1419

Re: Skunked again.....

They definately saw me,especially the big one at the back,there were times he was only 5-6 ft away.I would just lift my rod straight up and steer the nymph at him with no cast.He would turn towards it,rise a bit if it was above him and look like he was gonna go for it only to turn back away from it ...
by stokes
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Skunked again.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1419

Re: Skunked again.....

Definately were trout.There were a couple of suckers further downstream,whole different look.I did notice there were 2 distinct color schemes,I assume there were a couple of rainbows mixed in with the group.The very large one in the back was very dark and right near him were 2 that were a very light...