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FFing in 2017
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....in the rear view mirror:


Didn't fish as much as I would have liked too....but I never do.

Winter/spring mostly fished PA in SE close to home, as well as trips to NE and central PA streams and rivers for trout. Fairly good year for me trout fishing overall with decent spring conditions.

June-July kinda tough with higher water levels for SMB, but August thru fall the fishing was excellent on the Susky for me. Best year in years.

Saltwater trip to Fla in early spring and just one fall trip in Jerzee, and no fall surf fishing this year. Didn't miss all that much from my understanding.

Looking forward to making plans for next years trips. Got a new tent and camping gear for x-mas and have a lot of overnight trips on the radar. If I get to do half the trips I have on my list....2018 will be a good year.

What about youse guys?

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2017 was a very good season. Got out more than any other year and was able to catch and release at least one trout every week from 2nd week in March to this week. Weather looks unfavorable for the rest of the year.

Caught 5 trout of better than 20 inches and a bunch over 18. Wasn't trying to target larger fish, just a byproduct of better technique.

Doubled the number of trout caught in 2016.

Fished and caught trout in 17 new streams and explored new areas of many favorites.

Only bad news is 2018 is going to be a challenge to improve on.

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I didn't have a good spring season.
Started off bad in march when, right at the beginning of a week I was on vacation - to fish BWO's - a late winter storm dumped a foot of snow in central pa.

Had another week off in april, during which I had hoped to fish grannoms on little j. But my timing was terrible for that, and I never did fish them there.

May was OK, but still never really seemed to be able to hit things just right.

I never made it the Delaware river this year - for the first time in quite a while. On both occasions that I had enough time to get up there, it was too high - for wade fishing anyway.

The Yough river ran at a higher than normal flow for most of the year, and I never really had much chance at it also

Over the summer - at least on this end of the state - we had way more than average rainfall. And that set up some great small stream and brookie fishing - right up until fall.

And then, all of that ample rainfall seemed to provide a nice carryover of fish for the fall season. And I had a blast in september and october.

So, as a whole, I guess I would call 2017 a good, but not great year.
Here's hoping for a better 2018!

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Trip to NZ made up for any lost time here. So for 2018 just to get on the stream more often. Invite to N. Georgia to fish and back to the Jam in May. Maybe steelhead, although the NY tribs are a better bet,imo. Gotta play the cards I'm dealt. GG

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Not much fishing of any kind for me after the loss of my job. It was compounded by my main Fly-Fishing buddy also losing his job and leaving the state for employment.
Planning on some fishing next week before the license runs out and getting back into the sowing of things in January.

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I fished less then previous years, but had more productive outings on average. I'm totally fine with that.

I got to fish some new waters and and found some spots I'm really looking forward to fishing again this year. I also worked on some new techniques. I did a lot of dry fly and wet fly fishing, when in the past nymphing was my bread and butter.

Most importantly I made some good memories!

I am graduating college this Spring, so I am anxious to see what the future holds for me and how I can work some good fishing into that.

Posted on: 12/24 14:26


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Surpassed the century mark in trips . Holding at 105 right now, I think, with a few days left of 2017.

Fished with some good guys I met through here and hope to fish with a few others in the upcoming year (maybe even Lestrout despite the rumors).

Continued to learn the Lack, the Lehigh River (AFishn/Tom to thank), and even learned a little something about my home away from home stream from Kev/fisherboy3.

Kept a blog of my trips going for nearly three years now and met some nice people through that too (maybe even helped some new to the sport). The blog is also how I know how many trips I logged and what I caught on what and in what conditions.

Learned how to czech nymph with confidence from a talented acquaintance/family, now becoming a fishing buddy, and I reconnected with a guy who taught me to fly fish for real, for real 25 years ago (after a few years of winging it). Still winging it.

Tried to catch one in the surf since the schoolies were thick this year. I will post about that in the SW/Warmwater thread so you and Frederick and can bust my chops and offer me some advice, I hope.

Swattie will be happy that I bought myself a pair of G3's for an early Christmas present (after returning two pairs of LL Bean's for full refund). Fishing 85 to 100 times a year, I finally tire of taking the ride to KOP or Center Valley for new waders...

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Surpassed the century mark in trips . Holding at 105 right now, I think, with a few days left of 2017.

Fished with some good guys I met through here and hope to fish with a few others in the upcoming year (maybe even Lestrout despite the rumors).



When I first met Les, years ago, I ask why do you call yourself "Lestrout" and not "Moretrout" or sumthin' like that?

He said, when you fish with me, "Lestrout for you....more trout for me!!"

Lol...good job on 100+ trips in 2017!...that's my goal for next year. While I never counted trips in the past, I will begin in 2018.

Posted on: 12/25 7:22


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Surpassed the century mark in trips . Holding at 105 right now, I think, with a few days left of 2017.

Fished with some good guys I met through here and hope to fish with a few others in the upcoming year (maybe even Lestrout despite the rumors).



When I first met Les, years ago, I ask why do you call yourself "Lestrout" and not "Moretrout" or sumthin' like that?

He said, when you fish with me, "Lestrout for you....more trout for me!!"

Lol...good job on 100+ trips in 2017!...that's my goal for next year. While I never counted trips in the past, I will begin in 2018.


Love it, that's the line of the day. My days on the river were the lowest since my kids were first born, around 25. I would love to say 2018 will have more days on the water but realistically it won't. Kid's sports are more and more time demanding and a recent job promotion won't help either. The less I fish the more I value my time on the river, funny how that goes.

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I also spent less hours on the stream in 2017 mainly due to time constraints and increased work load. I enjoyed some good trout, smallmouth and carp fishing throughout the year and spent some cherished times fishing with some very good friends. I had a great early summer bustin' carp on the mulberry hatch this past season. I really value any chance I have to get out there and soak in the great outdoors. Looking forward to 2018.

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Hilight was having my son catch his first salmon. Also, he was spoiled as we hit the run perfect. We landed upward of 100 in 3 days fishing. Fantastic fishing.

Also my wife caught her first fish. First time ever fishing.

I'm happy


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Great 2017 here. I enjoyed the fact that we had a bit more rain over the spring and summer than last year, so I was able to have good trout fishing into July. The absolute standout trip was a 3 day adventure in West Virginia, I caught brook trout in 10 different streams and my friend and I averaged over 70 fish per day total. Several were close to 12". Another standout trip was a quick after work outing that resulted in two 20"+ wild browns in under an hour. Third most memorable trip for trout would have to be the July 4th camping trip with my dad in Shenandoah National Park. Caught brookies at will and didn't hear or see another human for an entire 24 hrs.

Came down with Lyme shortly after that trip and that hampered my summer fishing for the next two months, but I still got out for bass and panfish.

In October and November, I committed myself to learning how to catch schoolie stripers consistently. I had really good luck fishing at night and also encountered two surprise walleye and several jumbo crappie (14-15" range).

To finish out the year, I've been chasing pickerel on the fly. Limited success so far but it is just another different fish to learn, so I enjoy it.

2018 will be a year of continued learning and exploring, every year it seems I learn of 10 more things I don't know for every thing I learn.

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Nymph-wristed wrote:
Swattie will be happy that I bought myself a pair of G3's for an early Christmas present (after returning two pairs of LL Bean's for full refund). Fishing 85 to 100 times a year, I finally tire of taking the ride to KOP or Center Valley for new waders...


Eh, yeah, as long as you weren’t satisfied...Merry Christmas anyway.

I bought a pair of El Cheapo STP Frog Toggs closeouts at some point in 2017. They’re reasonably sturdy, no leaks yet, but suffer from a high rising crotch, which limits my flexibility for climbing over small stream obstacles in them. Ponied up for another pair of Kennebecs for my flagship pair when Bean offered one of their big 20% off on everything sales. Promptly ran them into a pretty good green briar thicket on their first outing, but they made it out ok. Those Kennebecs breathe so much better than any other waders I’ve had. Baggy cut helps I think.

It’s cool hearing how different everyone fishing year in 2017 went. It was a slow year for me overall, comparatively. Probably only fished 20-25 days, not counting surf bait chuckin. Some big vacations with family chewing into PTO time, generally mediocre to poor flows, and I cancelled all 3 of my usual Fall multi day fishing trips I have planned each year...Sick dog, sick ex father in law, and a really lousy forecast to blame.

Higlights were a few smash up small stream outings in May, a good night on Sulphurs at Kish at the Jam, some big Brookies in WV, and finding a ton Brookies while exploring some places I didn’t necessarily expect them this Fall. Fish of the year was a 17” streamer caught Brown on Penns in September after a rain had dirtied it up a bit.

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Well, went through the journal, fishing days were definitely lower than previous years at only 21, but also logged well over 500 hours volunteering for TU which included lots of time along the stream, just not with a fishin' pole.

Highlights were a couple of stellar days on Penns back in May, a bunch of nice chunky browns on dries. Also finished out a cane blank from Tim Zeitak (8'/5wt Payne 102) as a winter project and fished it a bunch, then also revisited some streams I grew up on which was pretty cool. Was neat to reconnect with the roots and see how things change, yet remain the same. Then summer rolled around and the fishing took a back seat as the ebb and flow of life found me back to riding bicycles more than I have been recently and re-prioritizing some things this Fall, there'll be much fewer volunteer hours moving forward. It's always an interesting balance with only so much free time from week to week, I wonder how 2018 will play out?

Posted on: 12/26 6:58


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Well, went through the journal, fishing days were definitely lower than previous years at only 21, but also logged well over 500 hours volunteering for TU which included lots of time along the stream, just not with a fishin' pole.

Highlights were a couple of stellar days on Penns back in May, a bunch of nice chunky browns on dries. Also finished out a cane blank from Tim Zeitak (8'/5wt Payne 102) as a winter project and fished it a bunch, then also revisited some streams I grew up on which was pretty cool. Was neat to reconnect with the roots and see how things change, yet remain the same. Then summer rolled around and the fishing took a back seat as the ebb and flow of life found me back to riding bicycles more than I have been recently and re-prioritizing some things this Fall, there'll be much fewer volunteer hours moving forward. It's always an interesting balance with only so much free time from week to week, I wonder how 2018 will play out?


^Thank you for your efforts...hopefully you will have more time to fish in 2018, and all your past efforts will pay dividends in the form of big trouts on the line for you.

Posted on: 12/26 8:28



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