Former President Barack Obama has more time on his hands now that he's not running the country. He spent some of that time fishing in upstate New York.

Vince Wilcox of Wiley's Flies took the former President on a trip in the Adirondacks. "My clients have really cool friends and this surely was a highlight," he wrote on Instagram.

Obama managed to reel in a few fish for dinner and even enjoyed some homemade brew. "He was able to catch a couple Brookies on his second ever fishing trip," writes Wilcox. "He even sampled my Whitehouse Honey Ale I brewed and gave it his approval."

The trip was a long time in the making, planned almost 10 months in advance. Obama was in the area between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, where his friend owns a camp. Wilcox tells the Times Union he didn't know about it until a few weeks ago.

"I don't know if I could keep it a secret for nine and a half months. I also couldn't talk about it until he left."

Obama flew into the Adirondack Regional Airport on a private jet Thursday where NBC 5 anchor Stephanie Gorin was waiting to take a few pictures she shared on Facebook.


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