July 28, 2013

Camping trip equals relief in the Adirondacks


In May, the DEC stocked more than 1,400 brown trout roughly 8 inches long in this lake. This is down a few hundred from years prior. But, you don’t hear of many browns being caught here by campers. On a previous trip during the fall I targeted them but caught only bass. Now, here I was wishing I had my trout net as I brought this beautiful 18-inch brown trout to the boat.

Now that’s the way to cap off a perfect Adirondack camping weekend. 

Dan Ladd is the author of “Deer Hunting in the Adirondacks,” outdoors editor for the Glens Falls Chronicle, columnist for Outdoors Magazine and contributor to New York Outdoor News. Contact him at

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