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Sulphurs on the Saucon, both Invicta and dorthea coming off this am.

Posted on: 5/8 15:53


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I saw one of each last evening so, while they may be coming off, their numbers are, as yet, small.

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Saw a few Sun; it was damp and dreary day. They were the larger variety about a 14.

Posted on: 5/9 8:39


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Found enough of the larger variety on Spring two weekends ago to fish them for an evening. It wasn't a blizzard coming off by any stretch, but it was enough for the fish to take notice. They're probably on the small side of 14ish on Spring, but I always seem to have better luck just fishing a size 16 there. Fish were eating the emergers. Our group of 5 probably was somewhere in the 30's on fish landed...Fishing emerger patterns or parachutes wet or in the film, and swung or lifted and skittered. Dead drifted floating dun imitations were ignored for the most part...don't think we got a single hit using that method, so I don't think they were onto the duns yet. Though it seems like even in the prime of the hatch sometimes, fish seem to prefer the emergers when it comes to sulphurs. Stayed until after dark, no spinner fall, again making me think we caught the very beginning night or two of the emergence.

Posted on: 5/9 9:02


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Saw a few larger sulphers on the Broadhead Sunday late afternoon .

Posted on: 5/9 13:54


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I saw a sulphur for the first time this year on April 13. I also saw some tan caddis the same day.

Both of those are pretty early.

The grannoms started early this year too.

But as someone said in another thread, it's hard to know what's normal anymore.

We may be experiencing "new normals."


Posted on: 5/9 15:21


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troutbert wrote:
I saw a sulphur for the first time this year on April 13. I also saw some tan caddis the same day.

Both of those are pretty early.

The grannoms started early this year too.

But as someone said in another thread, it's hard to know what's normal anymore.

We may be experiencing "new normals."



I'm thinking the significant warm spell we had in February has had something to do with the early hatches in my area, this year atleast.

Posted on: 5/9 15:46


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I ran into my first steady Sulphur hatch tonight on a south central limestone spring creek. I only saw a few small risers, but I switched over to swinging soft hackles and immediately started hitting fish in the tail outs of the runs. The takes were ultra aggressive and a broke a couple off right on the hit. I switched to 4X and made my way down to a deep run right at dusk.

I still did not see any significant rise activity, and I threw a nice cast across stream, and mended out a drift under some over hanging bush. I felt the line go tight, and I released the buffer loop hanging below my rod hand. I immediately felt the weight of a heavy trout, and the violent head shakes that ensued were adrenaline inspiring. The fish bull dogged me for the first several moments of the fight, then decided to take a hard run upstream and put on a clumsy half hearted areal display. I saw the big beautiful bronze and yellow coloration and the adrenaline continued to rise. I was able to back into a slow eddy and got his head up. The mark on my rod indicated that he was just shy of 20 inches, but I am going to call him 20, because that mark has a margin of error.

Sorry of the half hearted attempt to be poetic...But I am still pumped.

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That's a great fish! Congrats.

Posted on: 5/10 22:17


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Surprised how much water was still flowing in Spring Creek yesterday. Sulphers came off 4:30-5 , mostly taking emergers but a few were on the dubs. Swinging was effective and got a few on duns. This rain is gonna mess things up for the weekend based on Spring was just rounding into shape from last weekends rain.

Posted on: 5/11 6:56
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Fished Little Juniata yesterday (May 11) at Ironville, not ideal conditions, but landed five on nymphs.

Saw larger sulphers at 5:00 PM, pretty heavy hatch, few rises

Posted on: 5/12 9:18


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Jaybird,

Where did you see those sulphurs?

Posted on: 5/12 19:35
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sulfurs also were coming off Oil creek today late afternoon. Being stockies, the trout were uninterested. Oddly, there was more rising activity earlier in the day when there were only a few caddis coming off. They must have known caddis were food but the more prevalent mayflies were a mystery.

Syl

Posted on: 5/13 21:20


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I love those turquoise and purple highlights on older, darker wild browns. I don't see many of those around here.

Syl

Posted on: 5/13 21:23


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sulphurs on spring yesterday. heard reports of sulphurs and fishing and penns as well.

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