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AKSkim
04-18-2008, 10:05 PM
Headed back into PA again last weekend and didn't take long to realize that the opening of the fishing season with so many people out your normal fishing spots the fish have been educated over and over.

So you have to look for places that haven't been hard hit.

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Here is location where nothing was rising, but a well drifted nymph had one look see.

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Going from spot to spot the view was pleasant.

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Still have to respect private and posted waters.

It was still hard to pass up on this spot.

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Late in the day and still not a single trout to hand.

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But you know your in the right area when you turn around and a local guide and his client are right behind you.

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Hard to compete with bate and spin cast fisherman.

Just a great day to be out standing in a stream anyway.

AK Skim

MBWCC
04-19-2008, 09:14 AM
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Hard to compete with bate and spin cast fisherman.

I thought the same until the past few weeks when I've had several "opportunities" thrust upon me to fish head-to-head in the same hole or to the same pod of trout with several spin casters. In all cases the flies I had selected out fished power bait, spinners, and live bait the spin casters were using about two or three to one. At the same time I also discovered that within the context of spin casting fisherman in Delaware "stream etiquette" and "allow room" means the spin caster, upon finding me fishing his/her favorite hole or merely in his/her path working up/down stream, doesn't actually hit me with his/her lure as s/he invades the water I am fishing.

Ah, yes, the joys of season opening...

AKSkim
04-19-2008, 03:00 PM
Ah, yes, the joys of season opening...


Soon the opening season fervor will end and then for a couple of good weeks of fishing almost alone, then the tourists arrive.

However, have travel trailer will travel.

There are streams in Pa. to the west and north of Carlisle that see's very little pressure even on the weekends.

Byron Begley
04-19-2008, 07:58 PM
I love the Yellow Breeches and I've been fishing there since the early 1980's. I am a big fan of Allenberry. I've probably stayed in most of the rooms and the little house by the dam. I remember when the run had more water than it does now. Some of the water was diverted to the other run going by the swimming pool about 15 or more years ago. The crowds are a little intimidating at first but you get used to it. It's kind of a social event. I don't mind the spin fishermen. But, I've never been there on opening day. In the old days it was catch & release, artificial only year round. Has that changed? Boiling Springs is different from what we experience here in the Smokies or elsewhere. But I can't wait to go back. We may go this year. Big Spring Creek (Pig Spring Creek) is one of my favorites. Before they closed the hatchery and all those nutrients disappeared there were some huge trout in the ditch. I have fond memories of the ditch. If you want to get skunked, fish the Letort. I guess some people have it figured out. Not me.

Byron

MBWCC
04-19-2008, 09:35 PM
I love the Yellow Breeches...In the old days it was catch & release, artificial only year round. Has that changed? The special regulations section of the Yellow Breeches (Boiling Springs confluence downstream ~1-2 miles) has been and still is catch & release only, year round. What has recently changed is that in times past the stretch was fly fishing only but is now artificial lures only. In other words, the spin casters are now allowed.