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Olives in the dampening mist

2007/5/21 10:47
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While the water temps in the river remain on the high side for our trouty friends, cooler water can be found downstream of the dam throughout the morning and longer on dark days--now that we're getting a few.

Bug life remains the same though one of the Yough's oddities in terms of emergences can now be seen--if you're lucky--on the river between Confluence and Connelsville. Golden stones (size 6) will hatch sporadically for the next few weeks. I know, I know, I'm crazy, right? I've never seen them hatch heavily, but they are abundant enough to have the fish on the lookout so a big imitative dry is a fine alternative for a bobber this time of year. For those of you who doubt this statement, we had none other than Penn State's Greg Hoover on the river the other day and he confirmed it. He shook his head in disbelief as he posited that the thermal conditions created by the drawdown of the reservoir likely contributed to this strange timing.

But the real story for you head hunters out there is the olive emergences that occur on these drizzly fall days. Compound these with the greatly reduced flows of late and anglers willing to cover some water can find some really nice pods of fish dining on these diminutive (size 22) dainties.

Fishing should continue to improve as the October nears. Do some rain dances and hope for cool over-night lows.

The boys at LHGS

Posted on: 2009/9/22 12:51

Re: Olives in the dampening mist
2006/9/8 9:35
Posts: 543
Thank you guys. Glad to hear things are cooling down.

Posted on: 2009/9/22 22:54

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