Pictures of the Day: Tailwater Brown Trout Less Than an Hour from New York City

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Joel Johnson shows off a fine brown, which fell for a Light Cahill during a sulphur hatch.

photo courtesy Joel Johnson

[Editor’s Note: Orvis Fly Fishing blog reader Joel Johnson sent in these pictures and report from the Croton watershed, in Westchester County, New York.]

Following-up on Rosenbauer’s fishing tailwaters podcast, I thought I’d send these pics in from a good day chasing wild browns on my local tailwater in the Croton watershed. I’d get in big trouble if I leaked the particular stretch of water, but needless to say, it’s been a productive spring according to the locals. We’ve had good holdovers and several gleaming gold-and-silver reservoir browns enter the waters, eating sucker spawn, not to mention some chunky ‘bows in certain rivers. Oh, and the sulphurs are popping off early. Caught these two on a Light Cahill on my Hydros. Good times.

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This spring has featured plenty of chunky browns on New York’s Croton watershed.

photo by Joel Johnson

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