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Trout Stocking on the East Branch of the Delaware April 14, 2018

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Saturday, I met up with Lenny Millen, guide and fly fishing casting guru, to help stock the East Branch of the Delaware River with hatchery-raised brown trout. The larger and older trout were electronically tagged by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Fish and Wildlife Tech department personnel. The fish were tagged so that the trout's movement in the river could be tracked.Saturday, I met up with Lenny Millen, guide and fly fishing casting guru, to help stock the East Branch of the Delaware River with hatchery-raised brown trout. The larger and older trout were electronically tagged by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Fish and Wildlife Tech department personnel. The fish were tagged so that the trout’s movement in the river could be tracked.

It was a great day and exciting watching the fish being released into the river. Later in the afternoon, I went back to the junction of the East Branch and the Bataviakill to fish in the pool below the bridge where we had released much fish. With a small de-barbed wooly bugger, I had good fun catching and releasing little trout, no big ones, sorry.

Measuring the 2-year-old tagged brown trout.

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The paddle in his hand records the tag ID embedded in the fish.

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This is what an electronic tag looks like.

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Junction of the East Branch and the Bataviakill.

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Halcottsville bridge.

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Trout Stocking on the East Branch of the Delaware April 14, 2018

The process of measuring and recording length and tag ID before releasing the trout.

By Peter Geoghan

Adventurer with doubts who self-guides his own fly fishing trips to Chile and Argentina. I am from New York City but last lived in the lovely Catskills, the land of bright trout, many reservoirs, rivers, streams, and creeks. Please email me at psg35@cornell.edu

2 replies on “Trout Stocking on the East Branch of the Delaware April 14, 2018”

Peter: Great blog. Especially enjoy posts on Patagonia and Futa region as have spent some time there and fished Futa and Espolon…1998/1999 season. Rarely do I see much written about the area…except by white water crowd. Neat you take the time to explore, take buses and angle on your own….much more rewarding. True adventure. Liked the Espolon as wade friendly. Did better on big river. Futa great town, people and region. Also did some casting on other side of border: riva davia and carrileufu rivers…stayed in tiny little town:Cholila….then up to Junin as many wade friendly rivers.
Grew up fishing Adirondacks, North Country area…Saranac, Malone, lake Placid region rivers and always enjoyed trips to Delaware river…Catskills simply beautiful.
Look forward to future post on Patagonia and other locations.
bob

Thank you Robert. My next stop is California in May and then Africa, Senegal and Gambia in September. The really wade friendly rivers are in the Region de Aysen, more rivers than one could fish in a lifetime and nearly all of the time no one there. The only drawback is its difficult to get around until you know the local buses and there are few places to stay. I guess I could just show up in one of the towns and ask around for a bed board and then the next day walk to the river.

The Catskills are beautiful, its snowing here now and last night was in the twenties, odd for April 20th!

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