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    Good Day on the Ramapo

    My losing streak is over!

    I finally caught my first trout fly fishing after countless outings this season.
    Then I caught my second! And then I caught my third!
    After a while I started to realize that I finally "got it" when it comes to nymph fishing.

    I fished Lakeshore Drive (haven't been there since last year) and caught a respectably sized brookie and rainbow. Both were on back to back casts! Considering my track record this season, go figure. I then went downstream to the soccer field and caught another rainbow on my first cast. Then I had to leave to pick up my son. All three were caught on Hare's Ear and all were caught in a time span of 15 minutes. The first hour I was there I tried dry Lt. Cahill (I saw a few of them here and there) and some other dries like Tan Caddis, Midges, and even some streamers. Nothing was working except for nymphs. An older fella was nymphing too, but only saw him catch a perch.

    I was surprised that I caught three non-brown trout considering that browns are usually what they stock at the end of May, but I'm not complaining. I just feels good to go from frustrated to elated about fly fishing in just one afternoon.

    Here is my report (per Pete's format)

    Ramapo River, at Lakeshore Drive, 05/17/05 (12:45PM - 2:30PM):
    Ramapo River, at the Soccer Field, 05/17/05 (2:40PM - 3:00PM):
    Water: Silty but still visible, yucky slippery rocks
    Water Temp: I don't own a thermometer
    Weather: Sunny, Breezy, Upper 60s, talk about nice!!
    Hatches: All I saw was some Light Cahills (size 12 or 14)
    Total Catch: One Brookie, Two Rainbow

    I know its not customary to post photos of stockies in this forum, but I'm gonna do it anyway. It was my first fish on a fly.

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    Congratulations. Being at work on a day like this is killing me. Hopefully I'll be able to get out there in the next couple of days.


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    C&R
    I was at Lakeshore Drive between noon and 2:30. I believe we spoke briefly when you were moving down towards the rapids, and again when we both left at the same time.

    Older fella .... Hmmm... No offence taken..
    Only a perch?? A rainbow before you arrived, and a brown when you were fishing the downstream rapids....


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    Pete,

    So that was you. Sorry about the older fella comment. When I said older fella, I meant that with respect to the group of guys I've been in close contact with from this forum. I figured that "Pete" was also someone in his 20s/30s.

    How often do you fish that area?


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    Congrats! But don't think you own nymph fishing...it is always totally different the next time you go!


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    How do you get to the soccer fieild and the other location?


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    Turn right on Lenape Lane (off Lakeshore). You'll cross a bridge (the Ramapo).
    At the end make a left onto Truman Blvd. When the road splits, bear left onto Roosevelt.
    Take that all the way to the end by the soccer field. Plenty of parking, river is on your left as you arrive.

    Alternatively, walk downstream from Lakeshore area. Its really only a few hundred yards or so.


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    Pete

    Finally figured out what I was doing wrong with Lakeshore Dr, I was turning left before
    Crystal Lake and going to that end by the 287 bridge. You need to a mountain climber
    to get down to the river there.

    C & R

    Good fishing report and congrats


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    What town is lakeshore Dr located??
    I will be up in Harriman State park this weekend and plan to fish the Ramapo between tuxedo park and Sloatsburg....are these posts talking about this general area or am I way off???


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    I think you might be a little off. The Lakeshore drive in question here is in Oakland, NJ.


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    I understand that the Ramapo much better trout water in New York, I fish the Lakeshore Drive area because it's less than 1/4 mile from my home. Even in Oakland, the Glen Grey Road area is better, (but more crowded).

    A "Not So Good" report today:

    Ramapo River, at Lakeshore Drive, 05/18/05 (11:30PM - 2:15PM):
    • Water: Silty, low, 60 F.
      Weather: Partly Sunny, Breezy, High 60s
      Hatches: Light Cahill, & the usual Midges
      Catch: N/A
      Incidental Catch: One White Perch
    Sporatic hatch of Light Cahills. I only saw a few of rises.

    Had some hits in the Rapids, but could not determine species. The Perch took a Hare's ear in the pool.

    We need some significant rain to get the water level up, and wash some of that silt away.


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    Has anyone reported catching a trout on a dry fly in the Ramapo this season? If so, what were the conditions?


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