Adirondacks Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016
Lake Champlain: Cold weather has slowed catch-and-release bass fishing, but some anglers have been picking up solid numbers of fish and the occasional 4- and even 5-pounder. Lake trout have been offering up the most consistent action, but fishing pressure has been light with the cool weather conditions.
The region’s trout waters saw their typical before-the-holiday stocking and plenty of fish should be available into June.
On the West Branch of the Ausable, fish were caught mostly on large pheasant tails and stonefly nymphs. Streamers fished with a slow retrieve have also been successful in the cold water conditions. Stonefly nymphs, pheasant tails, caddis larva and emergers, and Hendrickson imitations have been the best nymphs.