Drumfish420

Up-State New York Help wanted ...

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Hello all, will be traveling to upstate NY mid-July for a weekend, staying near Eagle Bridge on the Hoosic River and Owl Kill Creek.  Looks like it's a nice trout stream.  Will be bringing waders and trout gear, just wondering if it's worth fishing that time of year?  Also would there be any wadeable streams nearby that would hold smallmouth bass?  Thanks for any help!

 

Adam

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Looked it up on the DEC website, which provides the location of public access areas, 

 

The DEC says that he Hossic and Little Hoosic rivers are wild trout, unstocked fisheries, which suggests that they are likely fishable year-round, since the water conditions will support decent trout populations all year.

 

Keep your eye on the mid-July water temprature, though.  Wild trout are rare and valuable things, and if the water starts rising above the high 60s, the odds of the fish dying aver release will spike.

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Don’t know the area but I would recommend you be in the water at least 1 hour before sunrise, our experience is that fish shut off by 7 or 7:30 am. 

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5 hours ago, lurejunkie00 said:

Don’t know the area but I would recommend you be in the water at least 1 hour before sunrise, our experience is that fish shut off by 7 or 7:30 am. 

Or if trout fishing, in the evening from dusk to dark, which is when most of the evening hatches come off.

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Try the Walloomsac for trout. Hoosic has some giant browns, but better around  NY broder and upsteam into Mass. 

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Never got to fish, it rained the whole time and the rivers were all high and very muddy.  Beautiful area though, will definitely be back one day with the kayak.  Thanks for all the help!

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