This Safari will feature traditional fly-fishing and float trips on the Batten Kill River, one of the best trout streams in New York State. The area is located in the towns of Cambridge and Salem, NY, among others, and is nearby the Vermont state line. Traditional anglers will have the options of guided or on-your-own fishing at many access points, including some nearby scenic covered bridges. Two outfitters in the area (who will also provide accommodations) can offer down-river float trips for those anglers and day-trippers who want to see more of the river and fish out-of-the-way spots. In fact, a group trip is slated for Saturday afternoon (weather permitting).
Fishing for northern pike, bass and panfish is also available at nearby Cossayuna Lake and/or the Hudson River. Two small canoe-access only lakes are also nearby. They are Carter’s Pond, which is stocked with Tiger Muskies and bass while Dead Lake is a popular brook trout water. Washington County also has ample turkey hunting as well. The chairman (Dan Ladd) will personally guide at least two hunters per day and will arrange for other hunts on nearby public and private lands. The area is picturesque to say the least and naturally lends itself to story material for outdoor writers. Registration forms should be available later this winter. I hope you can join us in Washington County.