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Harmons Summertime

2006/11/13 7:18
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Hi I was looking for a nice long weekend gettaway for my wife and I and read some posts here about Harmons in WV. Sounds like it might be a good spot. The cabins and all look pretty nice. I was wondering if anyone had info on what the water, and fishing, might be like as we get more into the summer. I would probably be looking at Aug. A little concerned that the water might be very low or fishing may drop off big time.?
Appreciate any info.
Bill A

Posted on: 2012/6/28 15:04

Re: Harmons Summertime

2006/9/11 7:43
Posts: 4
I have gone in Sept and yes water was low but still plenty of fish and had a great time. They cancelled the stocking one time and we still caught plenty of fish. Its also nice to walk off the stream and into the jacuzzi. There fly shop is not stocked to good so take what you need.

Posted on: 2012/6/28 15:19

Re: Harmons Summertime

2010/6/26 11:19
From Along the Lehigh Above the Gap
Posts: 124
Harmons is amazing, but my understanding is that fishing is not recommend in July or August.

Posted on: 2012/6/28 15:24
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Re: Harmons Summertime

2006/10/18 15:46
From Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Posts: 254
They say on their site that they stock 10 months out of the year. July and August are excluded.

In a normal year I'd expect a decent amount of fish to be in a stream like that that gets stocked so heavily, but we have seen less than an inch of rain in almost a month over here in western pa and I'd expect that part of wv to be close to the same.

Not deterring you from there, but just saying trout fishing will be tough almost anywhere if we don't get some rain soon.

Posted on: 2012/6/28 15:29

Re: Harmons Summertime

2009/5/29 6:40
From harlansburg
Posts: 272
I've been doing some exploring on the motorcycle down that way the past couple weekends, water is LOW everywhere. some of the smaller streams I used to catch brookies in are DRY!! bigger creeks you can cross without wetting your ankles. I can't speak for the creek they are on, but if the ones I witnessed are any indication, I'd wait for LOTS of rain if I were planning on fishing. although, lot's of other things to do down that way besides fishing! it's beautiful country and well worth exploring. I think the lack of snowfall this past winter is starting to haunt us.

Posted on: 2012/6/28 15:58

Re: Harmons Summertime

2012/3/14 23:03
Posts: 3
Might want to try the Yough at a bed in breakfast in that area, maybe you live right on it, and have no desire, dunno know. But, I remember reading in a book that it stayed in the low 60s around the dam in high heat.

Now, I don't know anything about the dam height required to keep it that cool, but I saw some post on here and the guys said that is was in the 50s, I think, when they took temps. I've seen some pictures of fish in that place, and there are some beasts in there.

Posted on: 2012/6/28 16:00

Re: Harmons Summertime

2006/10/2 10:08
From Greensburg, Westmoreland Co.
Posts: 177
I just booked July 15 and 16 with Harman's using the two free nights I won at the Jamboree. The 16th is my anniversary. It will probably be best if the fishing is not good so I spend more time with my wife... I'll post a report.

Anyone know if there are smallmouth on the grounds or in the area?

Posted on: 2012/6/28 16:36
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Re: Harmons Summertime

2011/7/6 12:30
From Ephrata, PA
Posts: 854
Seems to me, and maybe I imagined it, that I read on their site about smallie fishing!?

Posted on: 2012/6/28 16:48

Re: Harmons Summertime

2006/9/16 23:22
Posts: 60
Here's a link to the water flow for that river. When I was there is May the flow was over 1700 and I still caught a few. I would think you could still catch some fish in August. The whole place is great and you will enjoy it even if the fishing isn't the best.

Posted on: 2012/6/28 17:36

Re: Harmons Summertime

2010/5/30 18:53
From Spring Grove, Pa
Posts: 5
I have a trip booked there for Sept 12 through the 15th. Hope it is fishable then......

Posted on: 2012/6/28 20:43

Re: Harmons Summertime

2006/9/22 22:56
From Sinking Spring, PA
Posts: 21
No help here however the wife and I have a trip booked there in October. It will be our first trip there. If I survive until then it will be great to get away anywhere. If the fishing is any good it will be a bonus. The cabins look awesome.

Posted on: 2012/6/28 22:03

Re: Harmons Summertime - Smallie Fishing

2012/2/22 6:46
From Cabins, West Virginia
Posts: 5
The southbranch 9 miles below harman's has a catch and release area. It has been managed C&R since 1987. The south branch in smoke hole holds smallies.

Summer Trout at Harman's. Our water can be low and warm from july 1 to Aug 15/30 depending on tropical depressions or other rainfall.

I recommend. Seneca Creek, Dry Fork, North Branch below jennings randolph for summer trout fishing near harman's.

Posted on: 2012/9/17 11:24

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