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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: ,Gibsonia , Pennsylvania
I have gone early and have hit the stream about 6am and i had lots of company . For me it seems that about 10am most guys are off the creeks and either on the way home or have moved to other spots . The fish seem to move up stream whenever they want so it can be dead for a few hours and then all of a sudden turn on . As stated above if you can go for more than one day as there are some nice hotels to stay at .
We used to leave at 4am and arrive at 6am , fish until 5 and drive home , anymore that's just to hard so stay a day if you can . As far as bait goes i have always had luck with live emerald shiners although salted ones work too , and are easier to deal with . It will be a thrill for your son if he hooks into one as they are fighters and very acrobatic its something he will not forget , however i must warn you that if you hit a good day
you will be making that trip every year . If you are real lucky you may hook into one of the big brownies that come up the tribs.
Another thing that i would suggest is to go on fisherie.com and check the stream reports it may save you a long trip just to find the creeks unfishable due to rain , there is also a bait shop ( Poor Richards ) you can give them a call and they will give you a fishing and stream report . Good Luck , you will have fun