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Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Dave,

Probably saw your car, I showed trowpa around a bit and we woulda driven by several times in a black pickup. Sorry I didn't see your post earlier or we woulda stopped and introduced ourselves.

Anyway, we hit Grings Mill, the Palisades, and the Papermill in that order, from 10 a.m. till a little after 3. You did better than we. Trowpa managed a rainbow fingerling at Grings Mill, a chub at the papermill, and a lost trout there too. I got the big skunk, which doesn't happen much on the Tully. 1 or 2 hits but no solid hookups, I guess I shouldn't leave my day job and become a guide. Sheesh.

Posted on: 2009/1/26 13:00


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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I guess I shouldn't leave my day job and become a guide. Sheesh.


Don't be so hard on yourself. I think you did a great job! I went to brand new water , got a great overview of the various pools and holes and wasn't skunked. That's all I can ask for.

I'll be back for some dry fly action....

Posted on: 2009/1/26 13:09


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Ha, I was half joking (at least I never planned on quitting my job and becoming a guide). As they say, a bad day fishing is still better than a good day at work; I always sort of figured being a guide would turn fishing into work and I don't wanna do that.

Anyway, it was good to meet you, and I'm sure we'll fish together again when the conditions improve.

Posted on: 2009/1/26 14:38


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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I'll be back today. I'll let you guys know how I do.

Posted on: 2009/2/1 9:07


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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got a couple. it was warm so they're even on top.

Posted on: 2009/2/2 20:23


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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got a couple. it was warm so they're even on top.


This is the time of year that I always broke the dry fly cherry for the season. Always on the tully.

I've mentioned it before, but once the midges start swarming on the tully, 20-30 fish days are entirely possible in the dead of winter. If you hit the conditions right, you can hook every single fish you spot, plus quite a few from the riffles.

Posted on: 2009/2/2 20:53


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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"This is the time of year that I always broke the dry fly cherry for the season."


Interesting way of putting it heheh yeah you can get them on midges, i saw a lot on there yesterday. i didn't fish the surface sipping fish because i had my nymph tandem rig all tied on and it was just such a perfect day i thought why bother changing, i'll save the dry fly action for next weekend. suppost to be warm!

Posted on: 2009/2/2 21:22


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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If the fish are podded up in the sun, fish a zebra midge at the appropriate depth. They usually sit about two feet down in the glassy glides.

I like to use strike putty or the pinch on idicators for it. The takes are incredibly delicate. If the water's clear, look for a flicker of the mouth and set the hook. I was amazing myself with it. I'd just set the hook on a whim when my fly was in the zone, and I had a fish every time.

Posted on: 2009/2/2 21:29


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Just goes to show how many hits would normally go unnoticed...esp with the tiny stuff! Good point Jay.

Posted on: 2009/2/3 9:19


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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i'll be back again both days this weekend.

Posted on: 2009/2/6 15:51


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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I will be there tomorrow. Sunday may be a wash though, with the warm weather and run-off from melting snow. Keep an eye on the water levels on the usgs website.

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Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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I will be there tomorrow. Sunday may be a wash though, with the warm weather and run-off from melting snow. Keep an eye on the water levels on the usgs website.


I doubt the runoff will be that much of an issue above Reber's bridge. It's sourced by the dam just a short bit upstream.

Posted on: 2009/2/6 16:13


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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I doubt the runoff will be that much of an issue above Reber's bridge. It's sourced by the dam just a short bit upstream.


It's not the level that is the key, its the temperature. Seems counterintuitive that a warm day will drive the water temperature down, but with snow cover and above freezing temps, thats exactly what happens. Thats one of the problems in winter, a cold day makes the water temp colder, a warm day does too. Probably about the best you can get with snow cover is a cloudy day in the high 30's, where runoff isn't all that bad.

I'm hoping Saturday melts the snow, and I'll probably give it a go on Sunday. Regardless, next week's gonna be a good one, and I'll be stuck working late.

Posted on: 2009/2/6 16:31


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09
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The Tully flow is in great shape for fishing right now @ 133 cfs. <400cfs is fishable, and 100-200 cfs is near ideal. Good luck.

Tully flow

Posted on: 2009/2/6 16:31


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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jayL wrote:
I doubt the runoff will be that much of an issue above Reber's bridge. It's sourced by the dam just a short bit upstream.


It's not the level that is the key, its the temperature. Seems counterintuitive that a warm day will drive the water temperature down, but with snow cover and above freezing temps, thats exactly what happens. Thats one of the problems in winter, a cold day makes the water temp colder, a warm day does too. Probably about the best you can get with snow cover is a cloudy day in the high 30's, where runoff isn't all that bad.

I'm hoping Saturday melts the snow, and I'll probably give it a go on Sunday. Regardless, next week's gonna be a good one, and I'll be stuck working late.


I know, but the same point applies. It's my main concern with going to Spring this weekend.

Posted on: 2009/2/6 16:40



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