Tuesday is the night to get out and fly fish with Rodney, a certified Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers, over at six Mile Waterworks! Meet Rodney at the pavilion in the park at the designated time! Please remember to bring your fly fishing gear, fishing license, flies and any personal meds you may need.
6 mile Water Works (Rensselaer Lake) was the first municipal water supply owned and operated by the City of Albany. Prior to 1850, a private company–the Albany Waterworks Company–tapped a number of sources to supply City residents with drinking water. At that time, the Maezlandt Kill, Middle Creek and Patroon Creek provided drinking water to the City. Many residents also relied upon private wells.
Rensselaer Lake is a warm water lake Located in the Town of Colonie, and covers an area of 35.3 acres and a Shoreline Length of 2.9 miles and a Length of 0.8 miles. It has a Max Depth of 24 feet and a Mean Depth of 11 feet.
The lake contains the following fish; Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch. The lake is stocked each spring with approximately 2,000 rainbow trout, ranging from 8.5 - 9.5 inches.
* Waders are not necessary as we cast from shore
* Don't forget your equipment and fishing license!
* Must be at least 8 years old to participate in this outing
If you would like to learn even more about fly Casting and fly tying. Join Rodney and Frank for llbeans Introduction to Fly Casting course. All equipment provided, $69 per person at Six mile water works, three hour long course (May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th, June 21st, September 6th and October 11th). Please call 1-888-LLBEAN1 to sign up, spots are limited. No fishing license required.