CaseyP on Jan 13, 2010January 13th, 2010, 12:48 pm EST
looks like a very slight warming trend has arrived here in So. Cen. PA. it was a balmy 38 degrees on the ski slope this afternoon.
so obviously it's time to go fishing tomorrow! i have NO idea what to try in a winter this deep on the Little J or Spruce Creek. gnats? blue winged olives? midge larvae/pupae? good ole bead headed pheasant tail? all of the above until something works?
Wbranch on Jan 13, 2010January 13th, 2010, 12:58 pm EST
Find some slow and relatively deep pools on the LJ. Rig up a 9' 5X leader with a #16 - #18 BH PT and a #16 - #18BH BH Peeking caddis below. Put an indicator about a foot higher than the depth of the pool and flip it up and float it down. Let us know how you do.
Jmd123 on Jan 13, 2010January 13th, 2010, 5:23 pm EST
This is out of your area guys, but here in Michigan, it's time to hit the steelhead...just tied up a couple of Spring Nymphs for such, but I need to get longer squirrel hair...also, a red-eyed KBF in copper & brown. My latest plan to beat the winter blues: X/C ski on the cold snowy days and throw flies at steelhead during the warm soggy ones. I will survive!!!!!!!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
CaseyP on Jan 14, 2010January 14th, 2010, 11:56 am EST
gorgeous, gorgeous day. my companion, otherwise known as 2nd Best Fishing Buddy, got three lovely browns on the BHPT. i, right next to her, got nothing, and neither did the other guy we saw. see? luck does matter...we fished a tributary to the little J which shall remain nameless because the world fishes there already. weather was sunny, calm (where we were) and 45 degrees.
UPTroutBum on Jan 18, 2010January 18th, 2010, 4:50 am EST
Ya, that looks more like a resident rainbow, but either way nice trout.
We also had temps in the high 30's this weekend and I landed two rainbows on stonefly nymphs in some water below a hydro dam. One of them was a crazy jumper, it looked like a dolphin going head first back into the water to take a lil bit of line. It sure made winter up here just a lil more tolerable.
" The true fisherman approaches the first day of fishing season with
all the sense of wonder and awe of a child approaching Christmas." John Voelker