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Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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Those massive caddis hatches are fantastic. What time did you start fishing. The fish in my local stream that gets grannoms seems to turn on to the egg layers in the afternoon from around 11-1, then I'm assuming you caught some of the spent caddis in the evening. Having that many bugs can be a crap shoot, even if it's just one type. The fish can gorge themselves, but also be very particular at the same time. You have to make your presentation stand out amongst the naturals in a good way. Check out my "skittering" technique I posted about in the tips forum. That can help.

Glad you had a great day on the stream. Those days are few and far between, but what we all look for on a daily basis.

Posted on: 2012/4/4 14:29
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Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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I concur with Becker The spent caddis in the afternoon were green and pretty big. And yes the only fish I caught was on a Hendrickson. Then @ 5 PM the hordes of caddis were in the air and zooming upstream, all sizes and dark to tan. It was fun to watch but frustrating not to hook the very nice fish rising to them as the evening moved in.

Last week I was successful with caddis emergers in the film but did not have the answer last night.

I will take your word on the slide and call you safe.

Posted on: 2012/4/4 15:54


Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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Even though the fish catching was disappointing, knowing I live less then 5 minutes from those fish, is reassureing we will tangle again soon.

Posted on: 2012/4/4 16:05
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Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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Hey I finally figured out how to upload pics...I was out that same day as Shane (we'll have to catch up sometime). I figured it wouldn't hurt to beef up the original post although its somewhat dated at this point...

I was further north up near Rockport.
There were a lot of bugs, but it was heavy with Mayflies...I didn't experience the caddis blizzard. Found a bunch of nice browns that were willing to play and a random bow that took a streamer as I was walking upstream (trolling?).

Posted on: 2012/5/11 10:10

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Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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Looking good. Nice photos/fish!

Posted on: 2012/5/11 11:17


Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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Look at those little things lol

Posted on: 2012/5/11 14:20
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Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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Great report and really nice pics Sb. Good times on the water.

Posted on: 2012/5/11 23:54
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Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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Is the river wadeable now or have flows increased too much? I fished the Rockport area mid April and it was extremely wadeable.

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Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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I was there 5/13, not much experience fishing there and got my ass handed to me. The river seemed very tough to wade with discharge increased to 450 for the weekend. I love the setting of the big river, but I've never had luck finding really good spots to wade. I fished From Glen Onoko upstream, saw some sulphurs and a MB or two but nothing significant. Hung around till 6 waiting for something to materialize but left with the skunk.

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Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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Re wading. Generally folks prefer 300cfs as the maximum from the dam for easier wading. Now depending on how aggressive of a wader you are, you can get around in the Rockport area with a higher release - say 450cfs. Now the other thing you must factor in, is how much trib influence there might be at the current time.

I will say the March and April levels were unbelievably low. The gage at Lehighton was setting daily all-time record low levels for the date.

Posted on: 2012/5/14 11:51


Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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I have not been on the Lehigh for a couple weeks since flows have rose. I think I am going to try to get back out this week. I am looking forward to Sulphur chasing. Anybody is in the area during the week shoot me a Pm, I am only not availible mid afternoon Tuesday and Friday night.

Posted on: 2012/5/14 12:10
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Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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Always have cleats, a wading belt(cinch it tight when you cross) and a stick or staff. The river has many places that the fishable banks swtiches back and forth, and you're going to reposition. Be careful, even at 300cfs, above 80, there are banks that just drop to 4 feet off a 1 foot shelf, even though your polarized glasses may be telling you otherwise. The current force will be a shock.

The dep should get some signs up for the rafting companies and boaters about Didymo, always citing felt soles from anglers, pfftt. Try to donate 100/year to LRSA. I don't agree with all they do, but they do a lot of good, like mine work, and they are on high alert for enviro-crimes.

Posted on: 2012/5/14 13:13


Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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I've fished the Lehigh around the White Haven area and it never struck me as a "wading-friendly" body of water. I was always under the impression it was best fished via a watercraft of some sort... Perhaps I need to visit different stretches for better wading, but I've always respected the river and never attempted to wade very aggressively.

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Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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Fished in the rain yesterday at the Tannery and below. Saw many bait containers and caught stockies. Fished a beautiful riffle but could only pull two out, one on a nymph and one on a dry. The water temp was 55 and caddis and sulphurs were the main flyers.
The river is wadable but never in a friendly way, even when the flows are low the prevailing bowling ball sized rocks covered in slime are an exercise in foot placement. No pics, you guys know what they look like.

Posted on: 2012/5/15 9:02


Re: Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4/1/ 2012

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The rocks or the fish? I know both pretty well. Btw, river will be blown till middle of next week I am sure.

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