Two thirds of the ski patrol was once again on the river last night. However, this time we decided to divide and conquer. I fished below the Lehighton Sewer Plant and saw the same insect activity. The slate drakes were absent last night. A fair amount of targets were present and I have included a few pics. Water temp was 63° and all fish were in great shape; even the Lehigh River Tarpon pictured above. Caught approx. 6 trout (3 rainbows and 3 browns) in the 12-16 inch range.
A good night to be on the river; although a bit disappointing when compared to other recent outings. I was still impressed as the area that I fished had not fished very well earlier this spring when compared to other years. Good to see that the fish are there and as you can see they are quite fat. All fish were caught on a light cahill parachute.
My plan is to fish different stretches of the river in an effort to see if there are trout scattered throughout or if they are congregated in certain areas. I’ll keep you posted.
I fished around Palmerton. It was overcast for most of the evening with a brief shower every now and then. I hooked and landed a nice brookie on my second cast of the evening and thought I was on easy street but after that the rises were sporadic and only one other fish was hooked. The browns are usually tough when they’re not in a good feeding rhythm. No Slate Drakes whatsoever, but the were lot’s of cahills, sulphurs, and small olives. I watched the Cahills drift past every fish untouched, though I did see a nice fish slash aggresively at a cahill emerger as I stripped it back in to recast. I tried swinging some flies through the area but no interest. There were some stoneflies laying eggs but they were also fortunate that the trout were not very active.