Fresh off of Guide Appreciation Day, I had Joe and Carey for a full day float from Lehighton to Walnutport. We hit fish soon after launching the boat on nymph rigs and the action was consistent throughout the morning. Little bug activity was observed but the fish ate our prince nymphs readily. We had a brief spurt of dry fly activity and landed a nice adipose clipped bow above Bowmanstown. After lunch we continued to hit more fish nymphing and we continued for a while before switching to dries. Suplhurs were the ticket again but today it was the Dorotheas(#16). Random March Browns, caddis, and Invaria Sulphurs were around late afternoon, but none in numbers to excite the fish. We got delayed up river longer than I would have liked and made our last stand at a proven location, a wise decision as we landed a couple of fish between 15-20″ on top with Sulphur and BWO parachutes with several nice fish missed and an absolute BEAST broken off. Seriously, BEAST! As evening rolled in we began the marathon row to the boat ramp and paused to stick a big rainbow that unbuttoned itself after a good fight.
What an excellent day. Fish caught from top to bottom and bugs when we needed them. More clipped fish in the net. We had some reels that were hot to the touch from screaming runs and a bunch of hogs that broke off. It was definitely on today and it seems like the dry fly fishing is going to be excellent again this year..