7/4/17….summertime and the living’s easy

By: Matt Kowalchuk

SUMMER FLOW

Sublime totally nailed it. Summertime and the living’s easy. We are officially into summer. More days then not the weather sure feels like it. 
Penns Creek is running around the Median Daily Statistic aka average flow for this time of year, meaning the water is in pretty good shape. 

Many folks have been calling and asking about water temps. We advise carrying a thermometer with you while you fish as the temperature varies daily.
The super sunny and hot days without a doubt heat up the water. It is important to keep in mind every night as the sun sets and the air temperature drops the water temps drops also. 
When the water is over 72 degrees it is a good idea to leave the trout alone. The water is coming out of Penns Cave at 52 degrees so to stay on the safe side try fishing closer to Coburn. 
The water tends to warm up more around Poe Paddy and as it flows down stream.

Josh testing his Fishpond nets capacity with this wild stud

Mornings have been consistently good for the trout fishing. You can’t really be out to early. 
The saying, “the early bird gets the worm” holds very true as the summer progresses. Nymphs and Streamers are key from first light. 
The summertime blue quill is hot and heavy. The cooler the days the later the spinner fall, the hotter the earlier. 

ISO’s, Cahills, Craneflies, little black and little tan Caddis, BWOS and Yellow Drakes are hatching and bringing fish to the surface. 
Terrestrial time is upon us: hoppers, beetles, ants, sunken ants, and greenies are some super reliable day-time flies.   

We are continuing to send out Guided Trips with our Guides and Anglers finding great success.
If you didn’t make it up this Spring, summer has plenty to offer.
Let our Guides help make it a little easier if your not sure about the summer bite. 
Remember The Feathered Hook Guide Guarantee: If you don’t catch a fish, your next trip is free! 

Fred got it done again with Hook Guide Josh

1/2 day (night) Mousing Trips are available. We’re talking Trophy hunting. Come trout hunt with our guides for Central Pennsylvania Brown Trout on the surface. It’s a blast! 

WARM WATER ESCAPADES 

Summer means different things to different people but to us it means Smallmouth Bass!
Lower Penns has a great smallie population and the fishing is really heating up, no pun intended.
We’ve been catching them underneath and on top. It’s sure hard to beat smallmouth on topwater!
Stop in the shop and we can recommend some patterns and places to go.  

Single person Smallmouth float trips are also available. 
Take advantage with one on one instruction as our guides put you on some lunker smallies!

You never know what might eat your fly!

We hope you have a great 4th of July.

Stay cool, keep em’ wet and we’ll see you in Coburn.

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6/5/17….Best Blue Wing Olive hatch of my career!

Yesterday was a perfect day for the Big Blue Wing Olives!  Like something right out of a Charlie Meck book!  There were SO many bugs hatching and fish were all over them!  Amazing! The hatches are overlapping like I have never seen!  And the water is perfect !

 We have:

Big and little Blue Wing Olives 

Light Cahills 

Orange Cahills 

Slate Drakes

Blue Quills 

Grey Fox 

March Browns 

Crane flies 

3 different Caddis

2 different Sulphurs 

Adult Stone flies

Midges

And I am sure I’m missing something…….

It is INSANE!

Nice work Lowell!  Great pics

6/4/17…..A banner day!

Drizzly overcast day today. Some shower that trapped the Blue Wing Olives on the water and all the other bugs too!  The creeks wanted the rain and it is coming in nice and slow. Shouldn’t blow up the creeks at this rate. 
There are SO many different bugs hatching right now!  The Drakes and Coffin flys are gone for another year but the late Spring hatches have all started early!
The reason we fish Stone fly nymphs so much!  3 1/2 inches long!