The Olive hatches continue to be strong and the March Browns are on their way out. The action Started out slow today but progressed as the day went on and we were able to land a few nice fish including some nice browns. The rainbows were landed on white Bunny Buggers and the browns on March Brown dry flies. A few fish were landed on BWO patterns in the #14-16 range. The water temps are still in the high 50s and low 60s and the fihsing has been good every day even if it’s not the whole day. At least I’d love to catch browns like that any day. Fishing has been really good in the Palmerton area.
May 28, 2009
May 24, 2009
The BWO hatches are picking up more each day. We had an overcast day with a little rain which makes for good Olive hatches and they didn’t disappoint today. We landed a few nice fish off the surface but Nick’s big fish fell for a #12 Prince. Buggers, Princes, BWOs, and March Browns dries continue to be the ticket, Parachute Adams have been producing solidly as usual. Water conditions are great and the temps outstanding, especially for this time of year.
May 13, 2009
The Lehigh Gorge fished well today. Fish action started as we put on and continued until we took off. Buggers and Princes dominated sub-surface, while Parachute Adams and CDC Caddis were the ticket on top. Water temps are perfect and trout are everywhere from top to bottom in the Gorge. No monsters today but beautiful trout all day long.
May 2, 2009
We had three boats out today, one from Glen Onoko to Bowmanstown and two from Lehighton to Walnutport. Everybody hooked and landed a mix trout and smallies. The smallmouth were way more active than the trout today for whatever mysterious reason. All action was subsurface, very little hatch activity and even more sporadic surface activity was enough to convince everybody to fish streamers, nymphs and hardware. A few decent trout were landed throughout the day on Buggers, Prince Nymphs, and Gold Spinners(the spinning rod kind) with almost all of the action coming when the sun was warm and bright, action definitely faded when some clouds moved in. Most fish were caught in deeper runs and pools. One musky in the 30″ range was lost at the net, it simply could not fit in the net and a monster 20″ smallie was landed which is a testament to the excellent smallmouth fishing that we often experience here in the summer. Pictures will come as soon as we get a chance but we’re out everyday right now.