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Upper Lehigh in SGL 127

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I'm a longtime FF duffer who bought a place in upper Susquehanna county several years ago as a getaway and have started to explore some waters in the poconos, on the way up there, that I've never fished. 2 weeks ago I stopped to fish the Lehigh river in SGL 127 in Monroe county. I fished it for about 4 hours and saw no trout, got no hits on nymphs, saw no rises, and very little insect activity. It seens to be a nice stream asthetically and I'd like to hear how it fishes from anyone in the know. Thanks!

Posted on: 2013/5/6 8:59


Re: Upper Lehigh in SGL 127

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I've never fished the upper Lehigh above the FEW dam so I can't help much up that way. 2 weeks ago things were still pretty cold up that way and I'm not sure what time of day you fished. I fished a trib to the Lehigh about 2 weeks ago which was still pretty cold...Hendrickson's come out for about 15 mins and there were sporadic rises...otherwise it seemed devoid of life

Posted on: 2013/5/6 12:00


Re: Upper Lehigh in SGL 127

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I've fished it just above Thornhurst, I believe that area was stocked, seemed king of put and take in that area, caught fish but saw tons of garbage in those stretches. This was 3 or 4 years ago. I always figured those upper stretches held over trout but who knows, my friend inherited a cabin up there and I nearly bought it but he had another buyer so I missed out.

Posted on: 2013/5/6 18:36


Re: Upper Lehigh in SGL 127
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The Lehigh is stocked along the GL border from just south of I-380, all the way down below Thornhurst. It was last stocked on 4/24.

stocking schedule

It's fished pretty heavy in that whole area, and there is a club that also stocks it. I've caught wild fish throughout that area, too.

Nice stream to fish when the crowds subside. Good luck.

Posted on: 2013/5/7 7:57


Re: Upper Lehigh in SGL 127

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Thanks for the info. It was awful cold the day I was there although bright and sunny. Sounds like it might be worth a second look.

Posted on: 2013/5/7 11:41


Re: Upper Lehigh in SGL 127

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I was up in that exact exact location two Saturdays ago in the pm. There were definitely fish there as my dad and I both had some hits under on WBs. Later in the afternoon is when things got exciting.
The caddis hatch started, a little green #18 with a green body. Though no fish were rising I decided to see what I could make happen. I through an EH caddis from some ripples into some slower water in a spot no more that 10 ' across and started getting rises. It was great, but a bit confusing. I landed 4 trout in the hour that I saw caddis on the water. The weird part was that there was nothing rising except to my fly. I guess that live bugs were just not staying still long enough.

It was a fun night and I would definitely hit those waters again. We normally spend most of our time below the FEW, but we were getting nothing with the quick water.

Posted on: 2013/5/9 11:54


Re: Upper Lehigh in SGL 127

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I fished up in this area on Saturday. There were a few caddis on the water, I caught some small stockie browns and a native brookie in one of the lower stretches, the further up I went the less action, more fishermen and skinnier water. Caught 4 in the 1st stretch and did little more than scouting around in the upper stretches.

I did see a large raptor take a good sized trout in the first stretch I fished, it happened too fast to take a photo, quite a sight.

Nice looking fins, looks like a native brookie to me
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No fish in this stretch, this guy had been here all day
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Posted on: 2013/5/12 15:59






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