Brent, Tommy, and I hit the Upper D for a little fishing, funny all I got to do was row. We were greeted with Blue Quills and then Hendricksons later on with sporadic trout surface activity starting just a few yards from the Shehawken ramp. Brent managed a few nice trout on an Adams dry fly, and Tommy had some lookers that just wouldn’t cooperate. The water temp was 52˚ and with the recent drop in releases from Pepacton and Cannonsville the water has become clear and the fish are no longer chasing the big streamer patterns as much. Lehigh Unusuals in the proper flavor will produce for all of the mayfly hatches otherwise make sure to have plenty of Blue Winged Olive, Hendrickson, Blue Quill, and caddis patterns. Para Adams always seem to produce and subsurface Flashback Hare’s Ear and Pheasant Tail patterns and a good assortment of Stonefly patterns should get you some action.
We saw risers here and there all the way down to the Buckingham ramp. It was pretty windy and had the wind let up a little I’m sure that we would have seen a lot more surface activity from the fish.