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Rain doesn’t keep fishermen away

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
CARLTON – The St. Mary’s Archer’s Club on the Oak Orchard River in Carlton has been busy with anglers this week despite a lot of rain.

This group is pictured on Wednesday afternoon after a big downpour that morning.

Andrew Lang of Pittsburgh, Pa. caught this brown trout. He arrived on Sunday and is spending the week fishing in Orleans County.

Some of the fishermen said the fish haven’t been as plentiful as in the past, but they said the rain will raise the water levels in the Oak Orchard and bring more fish up the river.

Many of the fishermen made long treks across the state or out-of-state to try to catch salmon and trout from the Oak Orchard.

This trio from Orange County crosses the river, with fast-moving water from the rain, together on Wednesday. The group has been coming to Orleans County to fish the past 10 years.

The grounds at the Archer’s Club include lots of muddy footprints from all of the rain.

This fisherman has a net close by in case he hooks a big fish.

While the fishermen are in town to catch fish, they said they enjoy being outdoors with the changing leaves. Catching a big salmon or trout is just a nice bonus.