Saturday, January 28, 2012

Its always good to meet new Fly fishing buddies!

Well today I had the opportunity to fish a stream with someone new. I met up with Matt from PaFlyFish to fish a stream that we both really enjoy. We had a great day fishing for little stockies catching many fish between the two of us.

 We were both able to get into a little dry fly fishing when we found some brookies keyed in on some BWO's. One month down for the trout on a dry every month of the year challenge.

 This is what I caught most of my trout on. A brown san jaun worm

 Also Caught my first Banana For the year. 

Thanks again Matt for meeting up hope we can make it out a few more time soon.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Manada Creek

Well since I am home from college till April and working in Harrisburg, I decide to hit one of my old favorites on my day off today. I grew up fishing the Manada when I was in town visiting my grandparents in Grantville. I headed back to the DHALO section near what the locals refer to as Eddie Rares place. All the flooding has really changed this stream around, but the old bridge pool was still there so I started there. NOTHING!!! decided to fish my way up stream working a brown crystal bugger with a few smaller trout chasing it but no hook ups. On the way back down to the bridge pool I switched to a rubberleg Prince Nymph and immediately hooked up with a decent brown. A few seconds later I stood picking my fly out of a patch of brush, frustrated that I lost the fish. I decided to fish my way to the next bridge below the bridge pool and ended up catching 2 nice browns one on the brown crystal bugger and one on an olive Crystal bugger.

It was great to Fish the Manada. Lots of childhood memories of me and my father fishing this stream were brought to the surface and the temperature today made it even better. 45 degrees and sunny in Mid January, cant ask for much more

Monday, January 9, 2012

It Sure Does Feel Good To Be Back

Well i am home from college and from Idaho for a few months. Now that I have filled my deer tags I can devote my time to trout fishing. Todays trip was the first trip for wild trout this year. The weather has been exceptionally warm this winter and I have been waiting for the flows on the Little Juniata River come down below the 375 mark that I prefer it to be. I went to the J this morning with the hopes of getting into some wild browns with some big nasty streamers. I had a few chase and had one on about 15 inches and that was my morning.
When I arrived back at the car, I decided to drive to the George Harvey section of Spruce Creek. It has been a very long time since I have been there and wanted to just check it out. For those who dont know Spruce Creek, It is a tributary to the Little J and is all private other than this small section that Penn State University owns. Spruce Creek is world famous for the big fish that are stocked by private landowners and a rich mans fishing club(wish I had $70,000 to join). Alot of big fish work their way down into this section and this section also has beautiful wild browns in it.

 The calmer water above the riffles held 2  18+inch trout. couldnt get a strike. Thought I was going to when one came darting towards my streamer like a torpedo but didnt take. nothing after that.
 This was the only trout of the day for me. Its a classic wild brown from spruce.
 I sure do love the colors of wild Pa trout. Alot of the Browns I catch in Idaho are pretty pale. The blue spot behind the eye on this one is extremely vivid. Overall it was a great day to be out. I am looking foreward to the few months I have to be in Pennsylvania fishing the streams I love.