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Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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In spite of the poor fishing, I had a good time. Made a few new friends, and saw a little bit of new water. As always, a campfire shared with good fishermen, is a nice evening anywhere. And Murice and his daughter, Sam, make a very nice "Apple Pie" a la mountian pie iron!

It was my first WW JAM but it won't be my last. I'll try to add a few pics later.

Posted on: 2012/8/6 9:10
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Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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Fishidiot wrote:
The North Branch is a healthy river based on the tremendous population of macro invertebrates,
There were white flies coming off at dusk on Saturday down at the take out point but they were sparse and no fish were rising.
Water temp was in the mid 80s.


FI,

That's the problem! The water is too hot and way too shallow.

Twenty years ago, during the white fly hatch, even locally there would be hundreds of big bass eating the flies at dusk. Bob Clouser would catch dozens of five pounders on dries all over the river.

The Susquehanna is quickly becoming only a memory of the "world class" fishing it used to be.

I wasn't there at this Jam, but it still breaks my heart!

Posted on: 2012/8/6 11:30


Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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I just got real-time Intel from the water gap. Fishing is good. I'm going tomorrow if anyone around Philly has the time. I'll check this thread again tonite around 10 to see if there are any willing to split gas for smallies.

Posted on: 2012/8/6 19:39


Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12
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SurfCowboyXX wrote:
I just got real-time Intel from the water gap. Fishing is good. I'm going tomorrow


Good luck - let us know how yuh made out.
We're counting on you to break the 2012 PAFF smallie slump (no pressure of course).

Posted on: 2012/8/6 19:43


Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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One day delay. Couldn't make it today. Will try again tomorrow.

Posted on: 2012/8/7 10:43


Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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I just wanted to share this photo. For as wary as herons are this one seemed to care less as Surfcowboy and I approached it. I think he is the "Heron Whisperer"! LOL!

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Posted on: 2012/8/7 12:13
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Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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I enjoyed the day, with all great people that showed up. I never knew how hard it would be to paddle downstream! Ryan R and I had to park our boats and hide in some brush while a storm blew by, one strike of lightning and off the water we went. Yet a whole bunch of others seemed to not be bothered by it!!!!

A good nite at the campfire with Maurice, Sam, Dave and Dave.

I'm willing and able to hit the Delaware when ready.

Thanks for organizing this.....

John

Ps: my camera got soaked, it's a goner..

Posted on: 2012/8/7 22:03
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Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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A few pictures from the WW jam.

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Posted on: 2012/8/7 23:31


Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12
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Good stuff.
Here's some more.

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Posted on: 2012/8/8 8:47


Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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I just wanted to say it was a pleasure meeting everyone and I had a real good time and would love to do it again (albeit in more promising fishing conditions.) My main goal was to learn a place to float on this river and I did so mission accomplished for me, landing a few fish would've just been a bonus. I was amazed at the huge difference in characteristics between the Delaware and Susquehanna, particularly regarding water clarity and color. The Susky had a green tint with very little visibility whereas when I'm chasing smallies on the Delaware I'm used to pretty clear water.

For only a 5 mile float, that was one helluva day of hard rowing. I sure had a great night sleep when I got home, I was out as soon as my sore, tired body hit the pillow.

Maurice had the quote of the day: "North Branch Susquehanna River- Indian term for wind blows upriver with no fish."

PS- I know the Middle to (lower)Upper Delaware rather well (mainly from around Easton all the way upstream to Milford, Pa) and know several productive floats for smallmouth. I also now currently live about 5 minutes of the Lehigh near Lehighton. I could easily help organize a good late summer/fall float on either one of these rivers. Heck, we could even float the Lehigh and grill back at my place afterwards- it's rural and I have several acres, yet I'm within 5 minutes of the Northeast Extension of the turnpike.

Posted on: 2012/8/8 13:34

Edited by RyanR on 2012/8/8 13:49:48
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Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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If you want to float the Lehigh, ever for smallies, just let me know.

Posted on: 2012/8/8 15:44
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Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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Sorry had to post this photo bigger to check out my sexy loop

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Posted on: 2012/8/8 19:24
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Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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Fred,

That picture looks like it should be right out of the "How to Fly Cast" book. Nice!

Posted on: 2012/8/8 20:02


Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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If you want to float the Lehigh, ever for smallies, just let me know.


I haven't forgotten that I owe you a float on my boat. Good news is I'm getting a new hitch on my truck soon, so I'll be ready to go.

Posted on: 2012/8/9 13:35
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Re: PAFF Warmwater Jam/Float - Saturday 8/4/12

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LOOP ENVY!!!

Posted on: 2012/8/9 14:06



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