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This season continues to be a strange one. The fishing is really good right now, but, at the same time, it isn't. Paradoxical, huh?

All right then, here it is. The fishing has been very good the past few weeks, with a spotty day here and there that seem to be weather related and that come on the backside of passing fronts. We are still getting tons of small fish on our floats, but the bigger and even the average sized fish that we like to see have been hard to come by. It seems that the best way to find a good fish or two right now is to really hammer away at a spot to weed through the smaller fish.

Just about anything you'd want to throw at a trout right now seems to work, but we've been sticking to streamer patterns trailing various nymphs in the hope of sticking a big fall fish or two. We've had a few on lately but haven't been able to close the deal and we've had some bigger fish move on the streamers, but they really don't seem to be in the aggressive fall mood just yet: they just follow along lazily as if they are more interested in checking the flies out rather than eating them. November's arrival should change that.

You'll still find caddis on the river daily in all shapes and sizes, but if you're only bringing a few patterns, stick with dark ones between 14 and 18. Nymphs with hot spots have been good and attractor dries from big stimmies to small parachutes will take fish depending on the piece of water in front of you. Isos and bwos are still around along with some big (size 8) cranes and a large, and as of yet, unidentified mayfly spinner in the evening. How large you ask? Hex large. Don't ask me what it is though. We haven't seen tons of these things, but when we have it's been around dark and the fish were slashing at them greedily. It might pay off to have a big spinner or two in your box if you plan on fishing the day out.

As for streamers, there is bait in abundance in the river right now (just check out the eddies), but flies in the three inch range in darker patterns have been producing best for us.

That's all for now. We are all booked up for fall and are booking trips for spring if you'd like to make your plans now. This spring past was a good one and you can't beat having a PA river you yourself in May.

Enjoy,

LHGS

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Posted on: 2010/10/21 20:01






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