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keeping trout of any size with a daily limit of 5. I’m not so sure how great that is, but that’s the general regulation. Other areas have rules by county or specific to the river you might fish. For example, the Ausable west branch has a few nice sections of catch & release, and there are also rules specific to the county. Essex County, for example, holds a number of these Adirondack regions and adds some minimum length to the fish you may keep. However, I would gently ask the if you read this article and plan to take a trip up to the Adirondacks, that you read up on all the rules, and please - practice catch & release fishing there! Chances are that the fish you catch will be smaller than the ideal 8-12” that make the

best meals on average. Beyond that, the region really needs to continue its recovery and isn’t ready for any real pressure from catch & keep anglers just yet.

Go get out there!

I hope this inspires some people to get out there and try some backpacking & fishing with Tenkara tackle in the Adirondacks. You’ll be pleased out how light and small the setup is, and how you may be able to catch fish where you think there aren’t any at all. Soak in the sun, bathe in the cold water, and just enjoy this spectacular piece of nature for what it offers… you may be sore and tired by the time you get out of the woods, but I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

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