• Kayak fishing Jabe Pond for trout.

    Kayak fishing Jabe Pond for trout.

    Jabe Pond is an artificial lure only pond located in Hague NY.  Featured is an island with a standing chiminy.  The chiminy is all that is remaining of a camp that was once there.  For fishing, the pond is pretty nice. It's a stocked pond holding the big 3 of trout, brookies, rainbow's and browns.  Forage species do exist as does a small population of smelt.  The first time I fished Jabe was with my good friend Vic Grant.  We hit it just right that night, right in the midst of a peak hexagenia hatch.  The water was so clear you could watch the trout come up from the bottom like torpedos and smash the bugs as they were drying their wings.  Watching 18 plus inch brook trout come flying out of the water just a paddle length away is still a favorate memor and  we caught fish that night.

    For kayaking, Jabe isn't all that big, it can probably be the circled in just an hour, but really a nice half day place to paddle, drift and take it all in.  Getting to the pond is an adventure as well. The road in is long, steep and not maintained for the last 2 miles.  For a seasonal road it is in great shape where most cars can make it in without a problem.

  • New York State Licensed Guide

    New York State Licensed Guide

    Recently I attended a four day seminar in Lake Placid  and successfully completed the NY State Licensed Guides program.  This week I was rewarded with the official documents, ID card and pin.  We're currently working on updating my website to add a list of guide services.  I'm pretty excited. More to come in the next few weeks. 

  • Weather related problems.

    In the last two-week or so the Lake Luzerne, Sacandaga Region has received up to 20 inches of new snow and extremly cold temperatures. The extended forecast has us receiving possibly another 20+ by the end of next week. If you own an older camp its probably a good idea to have someone check it out now and if necessary have them shovel or snow rake the roof, especially the weaker out buildings. Another thing we've experienced this week, due to the cold weather furnaces are breaking down, pipes are freezing and we're finding extensive damage to the interiors. My recommendation is to have someone go and check out your property real soon.