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Re: grannoms???

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5 days is fairly average. Sometimes less, sometimes more.

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Re: grannoms???

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Hit the grannoms on the Neshannock for a few hours yesterday. The cold must have put the bugs down because I didn't see many adults. There were still a fair amount of risers and landed a few and missed a bunch. Landed my first double swinging some wets before I saw any adults. Action heated up around 2:00. I expect if the weather is warmer then that will start earlier in the day. I plan to be back on Friday for a few hours.

Posted on: 4/24 12:19
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Re: grannoms???

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Nice. If all goes as planned I'll be fishing it tomorrow.........but can't be on the water until 2:30 at the earliest. Hopefully I'm not late to the party.

Gonna fish it Sunday too. Maybe this colder weather will extend the hatch a little..

Posted on: 4/24 14:51


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I left around 4:30 and there were still fish rising and just a few more bugs coming off.

remember when fishing caddis to fish the riffles.

Posted on: 4/24 15:17
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Good to know. Just don't want to show up only to have someone tell me "You should have been here a few hours ago! We were fishing 3 fly rigs and catching 3 fish on top on every cast!" lol

I also had good luck dead drifting and swinging wets last Sunday when I fished it.....so that's always an option if thing's aren't happening on top.

Posted on: 4/24 16:13


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Grannoms will hatch later in the day if it's cold.

Posted on: 4/24 17:51
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grannoms today at 8 am to noon in the neshanock area. fish are stuffed, dont be suprised if you dont catch a lot with perfect drifts and flies, most fish came on pull ups and swings.. just reactions.

Posted on: 4/25 14:28


Re: grannoms???

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Nice afternoon on the water. Fished Neshannock from a little before 3 until about 6:15pm. It rained the entire time, the bugs were at it the entire time, and the fish were rising the entire time. Don't think I've ever seen the grannoms hatch that heavy that late in the day before...

Got I think 5 on top and lost/missed bunch of others. They didn't come easy...........and yeah they're definitely stuffing themselves. Bouncing the flies along the surface seemed to be the most productive......didn't get all that much action dead drifting or skating. Also got a couple underneath on nymphs and my brother got some on streamers. The rain didn't really affect the conditions so far.....

Posted on: 4/25 19:49


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Driving up thru Somerset county this morning and pulled off a couple times along the Yough, Laurel Hill and Lower Casselman. It was bright and warming and I saw good showings of what Hoover id'd for me years ago as Hydrophyche (sp??), i.e. Spotted Sedges, on all 3 rivers.

These are pale tan, hay-like in color, not the yellowish Straw-like color we sometimes read about. Size 16 and 18, pale tan wing and body, speckles on legs, not the larger, bulkier overall black-ish body of a true Grannom.

It's a morning hatch here and usually preceeds the green caddis, (Rhyacophlia ??) that gives us really great fishing in May.

Posted on: 4/25 20:21


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BTW, hands down the heaviest emergence of grannoms I've EVER seen was on Stony Creek near Stoystown last early May. It truly did look like a snow squall over the raod and town.

I've heard reports all over the board about the fishing there; some hate that stream, others love it. But Man, the bugs were there in force, tho I've personally never fished it.

Posted on: 4/25 20:24


Re: grannoms???

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flipnfly and I hit the Neshannock yesterday for a few hours in the rain. The bugs came off and the fish rose even through some of the heavier downpours. Most of the day it was a steady sprinkle and I did quite well. Landed 13 and most were on top. I'm guessing today and tomorrow will be best for the hatch. The bugs haven't had very many days to come off so with the warmer weather and no rain I'd take a good guess that they're going to come off in big numbers and the fish will definitely notice.

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My original plans for Saturday got bumped to today so I was able to get some time on the water yesterday. Went to a bunch of places. The grannoms were hatching pretty good on all parts of Neshannock, though I think I only saw a total of two rises there. Water definitely went up overnight but the stream was very fishable, and the closer you got to Mercer the better the conditions were. Noticed a great hatch on Slippery Rock too(didn't fish there though). Water was raging......well it always is even in low flows lol.

Also checked out a couple spots on Cool Spring. Unlike Neshannock there weren't many others fishing it, except for the DHALO but I didn't bother messing with the circus there. A few grannoms here and there but the fish weren't noticing.

Lastly I fished the Shenango on the way home. Not much bug activity except for some really small stuff I couldn't identify. No caddis but it's still a little early for the tan caddis there and it doesn't have any grannoms that I'm aware of.

Had good luck at all three waterways fishing different subsurface caddis imitations and wets. Also got some freshies on streamers at Cool Spring. The grannom action should be good today on Neshannock......

Posted on: 4/27 9:24


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The grannoms peaked last week on the little j. Lots of bugs flying upstream but much on the water.lLots of sad faces yesterday as not much surface action.

Posted on: 4/28 6:44


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streamerguy wrote:
Had good luck at all three waterways fishing different subsurface caddis imitations and wets. Also got some freshies on streamers at Cool Spring. The grannom action should be good today on Neshannock......


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It was good. From 11am to 1pm there were many, many bugs in the air. No surface activity from the fish, but did OK swinging wets. The water flow was heavy but with good clarity. Below surface was definitely the way to go.

Posted on: 4/28 11:44
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Re: grannoms???

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Was at Neshannock yesterday from around 10:30-2:30. Lots of grannoms, but didn't see a single angler land a trout. Saw no rises either, and just caught a few creek chubs. Saw Norm there, maybe he had better luck.

Posted on: 4/28 12:42



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