LOCATION: FISHING CREEK
Dennis and I hit up Fishing Creek in the evening. Major caddis and Yellow Stone hatch had just about every fish in the creek feeding. Caught a good number of browns fishing small yellow stimulators and nymphing with several different caddis larva. Most takes nymphing were on a downstream swing, although had one take when I just put out some line to get ready to make a roll cast, have to love when they are in a feeding frenzy. Fished well into dark, catching fish on top until we just couldn’t see any more.
LOCATION: LOYALSOCK STATE FOREST
Dennis and I traveled to a small tributary to Loyalsock Creek for the day. Hard to believe, but creek levels are in desperate need of some rain. Water temps were still good, but levels were getting low. Fished most of the day catching some small brookies and a few wild browns, all on dries. Awesome scenery as always in this area. Had a minor casualty on the way to check out another trib when the rod holder slid off the front of the truck and broke the tip to Dennis’s rod….guess that is why we buy rods with lifetime guarantees.
LOCATION: BLACK MOSHANNON STATE FOREST, LIMESTONE SPRING CREEK (STATE COLLEGE AREA), FISHING CREEK.
Brad and I decided to check out several streams today. Started in Moshannon state forest fishing for brookies in one of the tightest casting creeks I have ever fished. Bear sign everywhere, including a whining cub we heard next to us that we didn’t stick around to see. Fished until just after noon before heading to another casting clinic in the form of a small spring creek about 6 feet in width and bordered by 4 foot high grass and overhanging trees. Despite its small size, there were numerous deep undercuts that held some really nice browns in the 10-14 inch range, but I’m convinced there is a lunker or two in some of the holes that were just impossible to get a cast too. After catching some browns, we got some food and headed over to Fishing Creek for the evening. Fishing was a little slow, but caught a decent number on stimulators again. Large spinnerfall at dark, but by the time they started really touching down, it was too dark to see. Decided to call it a day.