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Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Went out for a few hours around noon. Water temp 38, air hovering around 30. Intermittent flurries and the trout are still hungry. Landed 3 and missed 3 and my buddy caught 1 and missed a couple too. The three I landed were extremley fiesty. Love those Tully trout!

Posted on: 2009/1/18 16:20
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Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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What were they takin edmo....midge? I havn't been to tully in a while but I know the winter midge fishing can be spectacular at times. Gotta get out there soon.

Posted on: 2009/1/18 17:26


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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The Tully is on my list of streams to explore this year. Its a crime really, but i've been fly fishing 11 years and only fly fished 3 streams in my life - Beaverkill, monocacy, and the little lehigh.

These are all great locations, but i need to expand my horizons - i believe it will make me a better fisherman too. So, the tully is DEFINITELY on my list.

Perhaps the winter is the time - so i can explore without crowds!

Posted on: 2009/1/18 18:57


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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I have been nymphing, anything small and flashy should work. I was using a hares ear #18 and my friend was using a prince nymph same size. If you want to explore without the crowds nows the time to go.

Posted on: 2009/1/18 20:04
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Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Any pointers for where to go for a first timer?

Posted on: 2009/1/18 20:15


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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TCO's fly shop has a decent map of the DHALO access points, trowpa.

I'd recommend driving upstream from penn state berks until you get to the dhalo section. If the paper mill hole at the confluence with cacoosing (or plum creek, I alwasy mix them up) is empty, fish that. Otherwise, I'd check out Reber's.

Posted on: 2009/1/19 2:14


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Thanks JayL - I'll google map it and plan my attack!

Posted on: 2009/1/19 9:06
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Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09
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Trowpa,

Dave has not "published" it yet on the site, but the mods and some other guys have been working on mapping the SR sections in PA. If you go to "Pa Trout Streams" in the menu on the left of this page, and click on "southeast", a Google map will appear with a marker on each SR section. The actual stream section itself in the SR area is also marked. The Tully marker has parking areas spelled out, and links to a map, stream reports, and real-time flow data. Maps for other parts of the State are currently being worked on. HTH

Posted on: 2009/1/19 9:30


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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I can confirm that the Tully trout are there and feisty and some are actually hungry. I went up yesterday (1/19) in the snow. The air temp in the lot at the Waterworks was 26. I did not take the water temp but it felt like it was in the 31-33 range. I did not move or take a single fish.

I decided to move down below the papermill and put in at the road to nowhere. The water and air temp were noticably higher here and I had more success moving fish. I probably caught a half dozen bows (mostly new fingerlings under 10 inches) and missed a half dozen more in the 2 hours. The bite was most active during the hardest snowfall and tapered off significantly when the sun started to peak around 4 PM.

All were taken on prince nymphs (a size 14 purple and pink number with rubber legs) and a pink san juany (also known as "rainbow candy" or more specifically "tully rainbow candy")

Posted on: 2009/1/20 12:08


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Ok i've cleared it with "the boss" i'm headed there this saturday...can't wait!

Posted on: 2009/1/20 12:49


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Last time I was out, which was Jan 1 (personal tradition), I almost broke into double digits. All but 2 were fingerlings, though. They looked like they were in great shape, so the future looks bright.

Trowpa, I live about 5 minutes away. When you know when you're coming, feel free to shoot an IM my way, if I'm available I'll be more than happy to show you around.

Posted on: 2009/1/20 16:45


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Will do pcray - thanks for the offer!

Posted on: 2009/1/20 16:50


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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I'll be at the Road to Nowhere tommorow. Want to get out and take a break from all of the tying I've been doing.

Posted on: 2009/1/23 20:33


Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Dave - i'll be at the tully tomorrow as well - Not sure what section yet, but if you see a short guy with a green wading jacket it might be me. feel free to introduce yourself!

Posted on: 2009/1/23 20:46
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Re: Tulpehocken Creek 1-18-09

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Well I fished the road to nowhere today. It was cold, air temp about 34 degrees and water temp about 35 degrees. No ice on the creek thankfully. Water conditions were great. Picked up 3 nymphing, and missed about as much as I caught. It's cold but they can be caught. Fished a san juan with a dropper of my own little creation (bead head, sort of like a lightning bug). They all took the dropper. Get 'em down there, you'll get bit.

Posted on: 2009/1/24 13:31



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