What a day! It took us a couple of hours to figure out what they were biting on but the day at Syracuse Pond turned out great. For some reason the trout were not biting on wooly patterns under a strike indicator but take off the strike indicator and strip the pattern in slowly with about one foot strips and they would take it. Sometimes the trout would just barely bump the fly, sometimes they would hit it hard and really pull and other times it was like they were taking the fly in their mouths and try to swim away with it.
At any rate the day belonged to Copper John with 17 trout over 16” and two smaller trout. I ended up with seven trout over 16” and a whole host of smaller ones. There was a pretty good mix of species: Brookies, Rainbow, Brown, Lake, and Splake were all caught today!
Here are some pictures of some of the trout we got.