A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of fishing with John S., his 2 sons Aaron and Peter, and his life long friend Ernie. The water level was high and we were confined to fishing close to the banks. The Ausable River fishes well at higher levels. The fish get pushed to the edges and the larger fish are on the prowl. We fished streamers and nymphs. These techniques were new to the guys but they were quick to catch on. They each turned and missed several good fish. John’s sons each hooked up with several good fish that managed to use the heavy current to their advantage and create the slack they needed to throw the fly. Ernie was able to land a 15″ brown in heavy water on a streamer! Good fun and a lot of “river wisdom” was shared by all!

“Life is short, art is long and nature is better than both!”-‘Nessmuk’ (George Washington Sears-‘Godfather of the Adirondacks’)

John and Ernie