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little lehigh

2006/9/14 11:09
From schuylkill county, pa
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fished the section arround the shop. fished from 10-12. landed 3. one on a zebra midge, 2 on BWO. lots of fish rising. on my second catch i was bringing a rainbow to shore, just as i was getting ready to reach down with my net to get the fish, a big bird appears and grabs the fish and flies away. thank god the fly came out by itself. never seen that before. the guys arround me got a good laugh.


Posted on: 2007/2/20 15:51

Re: little lehigh

2006/9/11 13:33
From Lehigh Valley
Posts: 2
Could have been worse - the Cookie Monster could have swiped your lunch! Seriously, was the bird a heron, or possibly an osprey? There used to be a couple of ospreys down there, but I haven't seen them for a long time. Herons, on the other hand, are there all the time. A video of your encounter would have been priceless!

Posted on: 2007/2/20 23:51

Re: little lehigh

2006/9/14 10:34
From Southeast PA
Posts: 3
That must have been awesome! Something to remember forever. It sounds like you're lucky he didn't catch a bit of your hand. Or he could have gotten tangled in your net. I'm assuming it was a hawk, because I couldn't imagine a heron coming in and taking a fish like that (but those damn things are everywhere nowadays). This could become a regular thing there, if he gets used to the idea of getting an easy meal that way.

Posted on: 2007/2/22 10:42
"It ain't the meat, it's the motion"

Re: little lehigh - hawk or heron?

2006/9/13 18:28
From chester ct
Posts: 143
cdog - I have seen a hawk patrolling that fly shop area. One day it was on a branch right over the bank run tearing apart a little gray rodent. Someone saw the hawk snatch the little critter from the opposite bank.

Anyway, there was a nice trout directly underneath eating the chum from the bits of rodent the hawk dropped.


PS - didn't have an appropriate matching fly. Maybe a Fledermaus with lots of Gink? I might have gotten a piece of skin and fur from the bank and threaded a hook through it - would have been the right dubbing and color for sure, but would that have been bait ffishing?

Posted on: 2007/2/22 14:40

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