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Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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I really like the photo Ryan put up except for the fact it looks like the bugs were quite bad. Hope you had plenty of OFF in the vest.

Holy hell is that a hatch!! Looks like someone might have to make a suicide run after work in the next day or so.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 11:00
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Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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Only made it out for a breif stint but still had a great time.
It was good to meet some more of you guys and catch up with people that I knew...
I love getting out to that area, and never seem to have enough time there.
Thanks to the Mods and participants for making this thing work out so well.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 11:25


Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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Phil, how'd you guys do yesterday?

Posted on: 2013/5/20 11:33


Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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Had a great time again this year. Thanks to the mods and organizers for everything. We struggled a bit, but still caught fish on the little freestoners during the day, but the evening hatches on the big limestoners were dynamite. Tons of bugs, tons of fish, and some nice sized fish too. We were up Thursday night and stayed until Sunday. Had a late night on Thursday, so we turned in early (relatively anyway) Friday, but had a great time up at the pavilion Saturday night hanging out with friends from fishing outings past and putting a couple new faces to PAFF names too.

A few pics from the weekend:
(1) - Mifflin County freestoner Brown from Friday morning.
(2) - Rattler on Penns. Funny thing was we saw the snake swimming from the east bank to the west bank right towards two guys fishing. At first I assumed Northern Water Snake, but after the commotion near the bank when it got close to them we decided to go over for a closer look. Was probably between 3 and 3.5 feet.
(3) - Penns Creek Brown
(4) - Upstream shot of the run we worked on Spring for the Sulphurs.
(5) - Spring Creek Brown

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Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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I will say that I saw a hell of alot of snakes on spring! Place is crawling with them.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 11:46
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Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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I will say that I saw a hell of alot of snakes on spring! Place is crawling with them.


I didn't get a pic of it, but I wish I did...We saw a snake in one of the bird boxes along the banks of Spring. Its head was sticking out of the hole! Clever little fella. I was in the process of getting my camera out when it stuck its head back in.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 11:57


Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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I'm sure everyone has seen trout before, so I'll just post my biggest trout of the trip which was caught on Honey Creek. I was also able to cross a fish off my "bucket list" which I didn't really expect to do on Penns...

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Honey Creek brown


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Penns chain pickerel


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Bikerfish on Standing Stone Creek

Posted on: 2013/5/20 11:59


Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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Honey Creek brown


Great fish, great stream.

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Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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I'm really sorry I missed you guys.

I did manage to have a nice evening out w/ my dad on Saturday-in tribute to the JAM I guess.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 12:32


Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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I really like the photo Ryan put up except for the fact it looks like the bugs were quite bad. Hope you had plenty of OFF in the vest.

Holy hell is that a hatch!! Looks like someone might have to make a suicide run after work in the next day or so.


ya, your nephew made a really bad call. next time regulate him for his own best interest.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 12:32


Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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Actually, I made an excellent call. If the young man wasn't f'n up my mojo, I would have had my best day ever in 25 years of fishing up there. 20" brown on the first cast, hooked/lost 3 more fish in the next 1/4 mile. My fishing time was reduced to 2 hours or less for the entire day and I hooked 15 fish, landed 9. One was a brown that was in the 5lb class that threw the MB nymph on the 3rd jump. I spent most of the day trying to get him hooked up. Without him, I'm guessing I could have had the day of a lifetime.

That Sulphur hatch on Spring is pretty sick though.

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Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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Just so you guys that couldn't make it (Andy, Tony, DaveS, Tom G) don't feel too bad, not everyone had the best fishing of their lives. LSoult, gfen, and I managed to set up on the only stretch of Spring where nothing really happened. We saw some bugs, nothing major though. We worked really hard for a few fish. One day of fishing up there never seems like enough.

Had a great time seeing friends and meeting new ones as well (gfoledc, Phil, Osprey, LSoult, etc). Shakey was great as usual on Saturday night and the raffle was excellent. FI's painting and CSoult's rod case were both stunning. I feel very lucky every year to have become involved with this group. Until next time...

Posted on: 2013/5/20 13:29


Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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"by pcray1231 on 2013/5/20 11:33:23

Phil, how'd you guys do yesterday?"

We nymphed for a couple hours in the afternoon. I managed 3 but Pontus/Pete had 7 hook ups and was psyched...

I couldn't stay for the evening hatch but did find one consistent riser...you just need dryflyguy to come down to the stream and they will start rising haha...was fishing downstream and yanked it out its mouth on the hook set

Posted on: 2013/5/20 13:32


Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground

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Turkey, our section of Spring never really popped on Saturday either, but we got the hatch everyone was talking about on Friday.

Phil, you're flattering me too much. I only landed 5 of those fish.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 14:27


Re: Annual Spring Jamboree - May 17-19, 2013 - Seven Mountains Campground
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A great time indeed.

My own fishing report is actually a bit mixed. Arrived Friday evening and, after the campsite set up and obligatory chat, I only had about an hour before dark and just decided to head toward Penns. Found a pull off with nobody around and, with probably only about 40 minutes to fish, I blundered into one of the densest sulpher hatches I've ever witnessed and had great fun till dark.

On Saturday, I fished hard on the Little J upstream from Spruce Creek but, at least where I was, there were no bugs and no rises. I worked very hard for hours just to stick a couple on nymphs. After lunch, I joined dkile and Maurice and we went down to Baree. It was still slow - a few rises and a couple hook ups, but not much happening and nymphs didn't produce for me. Dave and Maurice stayed later after I left and did better. After driving down to Huntington to gas up the car, I drove back up to Spruce Creek and watched from the bridge by the church: there were a lot of fishermen but nothing happening. On a hunch, I decided to go check the George Harvey section of Spruce Creek: only one car and I had the whole lower end to myself and the sulphers started to pop. It wasn't really fast but a steady pick in the riffles and I think I stuck every riser I saw - all cookie cutter wild browns about 10 inches. A #16 parachute sulpher did the trick. It was a tough day on the LJ but Spruce Creek in the evening more than made up for it.

Sunday morning I cleared camp and drove to Fishermen's Paradise. There were only a couple guys on the lower end and I had plenty of room. Saw no bugs and no risers. Nymphing the runs on the far bank under the trees was pretty productive however and I got my best fish of the 2013 jam, a 14" brown.
I usually fish on my way home but needed to get back a bit earlier so my fishing wrapped up at about 1pm on Sunday. Overall, pretty darn good fishing. Other guys I talked to had much better luck on Saturday.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 15:07



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