The Joys of Fishing from a Kayak

By John Adamski


A couple weekends ago, I took a camera and a fly rod and headed to Canadice Lake for some early morning fishing and photography. At three miles in length, Canadice is the smallest of New York’s eleven Finger Lakes and the highest in elevation at 1,100 feet. I found these teenage boys fishing along the east shoreline from their kayaks.


Canadice Lake is also one of only two Finger Lakes whose shorelines are wild and undeveloped. The other is neighboring Hemlock Lake, just over the hill in the background. Both lakes supply drinking water to the City of Rochester, 30 miles to the north, and many of the communities along the way. If I tried to fish standing in my kayak, I would likely go overboard on my first cast. Hats off to young people.

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