The water is getting very warm here now so I took my boys and their friends over to the Raystown Branch of the Juniata to do some smallmouth fishing this evening. I started out swinging a goblin streamer and picked up a couple small smallmouth before switching to a popper for some top water action. The top water fly was the ticket. There was a lot of action on top and I picked up quite a few fish. I ended up with about a dozen smallmouth and a half dozen panfish. Unfortunately there wasn't much size to the smallies but they were still fun to catch on the fly rod.
After practically two weeks of steady rain Bob's Creek was finally fishable again. My dad, my youngest son, and I headed out to Bob's Creek and the creek finally came down to a fishable level. The fishing was really good if you were using the goblin streamer that is. I landed 8 trout with the biggest one being the 19 incher in the picture. A lot of the streams in the area are still blown out from Saturday's big storm so we had to fish the headwaters today.
I headed out to Yellow Creek early this morning and got to there at 6:30. I started out Czech nymphing waiting for some top water action to start. I picked one up on a little black stone fly nymph. Then about 7 am some trout started rising so I switched to dries. I put on the combination that has been working for me lately 14 Adams and 16 extended body Blue Wing Olive. I managed to pick up 5 more trout on the pair before they shut off at 8 and I needed to leave. It's about time to get the beetles and ants out and start slapping the water.
I had a nice little trip out too Bob's Creek this morning. I got a late start and didn't make out to the stream until 9:30. When I got there trout were already rising so I ditched my pan to fish nymphs and went with the dries. After trying a few different patterns I figured it out with a size 16 caddis. ib also dropped a 18 partridge and flash wet fly off it. All together Iin the combination I landed 13 in 2 hours of fishing. About half were stocked and half wild. A great day on the water.
Fished with a client on Friday 5/29 on Yellow Creek and had a great day. We fished from 6:30 to 11:30 and he managed to land 12 trout. The morning started off with a lot of trout raising from 6:30 till around 8. We fished a tandem dry fly rig with a 14 Adams and a 16 BWO and picked up 6 on a mix of the two. After the hatch ended around 8 we headed downstream and switched to fishing nymphs. We put on a size 10 stonefly nymph and picked up another 6 trout.
I fished on Saturday evening on a stretch of the Frankstown Branch. I didn't go out till 8:15 pm hoping to hit the sulfur hatch but it never happened. Since nothing was coming off I switched gears and started fishing the Goblin Streamer. I started fishing it like a nymph and quickly picked up a 16 in wild brown. After that at about 9:15, well after dark, I moved into a deep hole and started stripping the streamer across the bottom of the hole when I hooked into a huge fish. The fish stripped off a bunch of line