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Fishing with

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:41 pm
by Eperous
... well, this morning I had the pleasure of fishing a Croton Watershed tailwater with our Squish67--- I guess his U.S. mail reads Rich Norman--- and the pleasure was all mine... he's quite the talented angler and fly tyer....

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Ed

Re: Fishing with

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:15 am
by ted patlen
east, west, amawalk, ???? you're quite correct about rich...you ain't not slack either

Re: Fishing with

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:18 am
by squish67
But apparently, as per the photo, prone to equipment failure. Especially stuff he hasn't used in 40 years. It was great going back there Ed, been a long time, made more enjoyable by having you to fish and reminisce with! :D :D :D

Re: Fishing with

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:19 am
by squish67
Ted

Amawalk, below Wood Street. Man is it overgrown with multi-flora rose!!!! Felt like i came in second in a knife fight! :o :o

Re: Fishing with

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:52 am
by Eperous
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Re: Fishing with

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:58 am
by HookI
squish67 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:19 am
Ted

Amawalk, below Wood Street. Man is it overgrown with multi-flora rose!!!! Felt like i came in second in a knife fight! :o :o
It’s been a season or two since I’ve been on those trout streams . It’s about 35 minutes without traffic from my house . I know it gets choked up with overgrowth and heavy pressure .How was the water level ? I must get back over again . I enjoy those waters and surroundings resiouvors .
Thanks for sharing

Re: Fishing with

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:31 am
by JoeCz
When I worked in Mount Kisco, I used to hop in there sometimes before/after work. Nice small water, with some feisty little browns. Never caught any that were close to the 12" minimum, but they must be in there somewhere because they keep making babies.

Re: Fishing with

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:06 am
by squish67
It has been more than a season or two since I fished there. Forty years in fact! We had the river all to ourselves.The water was clear, cold, and at a good height I though for early September. Expected to see Tricos, but there were none about. I have heard some stories about "environmental disasters" over the years, and can only think that may be a reason. Didn't see many insects, although there were caddis cases on the stream rocks. Wish I'd flipped some rocks to check for mayfly nymphs. There were plentiful Sulphers, and good Hendricksons back in the day. Seemed to be a good supply of fish in the 6" to 9" range, most of which we spooked. :D :o . Saw one fish which might have gone a foot.

The thing that got me was how choked the place is with invasives, mostly multi flora rose. The trail below the first crossing along the power line used to be a pleasant walk through a meadow, now it looks like a jungle. Didn't eve try to tackle it. At one point while trying to skip around to get upstream, i got so tangled up in multi flora rose I had to backtrack quite a ways and come back up the stream bed.

Wish it wasn't so far away. As a stream on which I once unlocked some of its' secrets, there are now new secrets to unlock. A lot of "what if" questions I'd like to answer. Going to have to get up early and make the long drive again. ;)