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Stream Conditions in SCPA and Cumberland Valley
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Was out and about today and spent some time checking on trout streams. Local ATWs are locked up frozen with barely a foot or so of open section in the main current areas. Brookie streams I saw on South Mountain are also locked. While I don't mind some ice on brookie streams, the situation right now is not fishable IMO.

CV streams are in better shape. Big Spring is fine (of course) and I'd guess so is Letort. I didn't check on Letort. Upper Breeches is also ice free and fishable. I saw multiple trout, both stocked and wild in YB when I walked it today. As you progress downstream, it gets a bit icy on pools. I did not check down around Boiling Springs.

Posted on: 1/2 17:44


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Falling Springs is open and fishable. Lower Mountain Creek was open and fishable last week as well, although it gained ice as you moved upstream into the state forest areas.

I checked a few more local brookie streams on South Mountain and in Michaux this week - not surprisingly, they remain completely locked up and unfishable.

Posted on: 1/6 8:40


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Forgot to point out....

These open water sections have attracted large numbers of waterfowl lately. I noticed this when I was out on both Big Spring and Falling Springs this week: ducks and geese in much larger numbers than usual (lots of herons too). This produced some muddy water in some spots and I had a hard time getting around these big flocks.

Another reason to perhaps stay home until we get a thaw.

Posted on: 1/6 10:07


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Hopefully the waterfowl spread out after the thaw. Mergansers destroyed a couple of very good wild trout fisheries in NY the past two really cold winters we had. They congregated around the only open water (a spring creek) and devastated the formerly large population of wild brown trout that lived there. I want to say this was 2014 and 2015 and to be honest the fishing still hasn't rebounded - although I think this past season may have been an improvement.


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Finally got some time to get my account fixed. Over here in the "valley" of Dry Run, the ice in spots on West Conococheague and Amberson is 8 inches thick.

Noticed the same on all streams ice free. plenty of feathered friends.

I love winter, but.....Is spring here yet?

Mike

Posted on: 1/6 20:48


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Did you see any rising trout?

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Quote:

Chaz wrote:
Did you see any rising trout?


I can't remember the last time I saw a rising trout.

Posted on: 1/8 22:01






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