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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Lehigh coming down

Fished the Lehigh near White Haven yesterday, it's down a bit since the weekend and down even more today, much more fishable and wadable. I didn't see too many insects, the wind kept anything substantial from happening, just a few rises as well. No trout for me this time but I did get a decent smallie.
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Re: Lehigh coming down

Nice lookin' Bass H.D.! I had some trouble whipping flies in the wind today, too...but the floating leaves are the real problem right now. Every other cast gets my nymphs snagged on a passing leaf. Caught 2 Rainbows and got a hip boot full of cold water!
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The water is getting quite cold, I was paying attention to the leaves last time as well, it's my contention that the line grabs the leaf, then it ends up attached to your hook, I think the drift however is "leaf free" most of the time.

What are your nymph patterns this time of year? I had some luck last week on a copper john on Bowmans Creek but the Lehigh trout don't seem to like it much.
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Re: Lehigh coming down

try green copper johns in the lehigh.

for some strange reason they like green, even chartreuse color in that river - maybe its the tint of the water
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Re: Lehigh coming down

H.D. asked..."What are your nymph patterns this time of year? I had some luck last week on a copper john on Bowmans Creek but the Lehigh trout don't seem to like it much."

I've had quite a bit of luck with a regular bead-headed Pheasant Tail nymph tied about 15 inches behind another Pheasant Tail with an orange bead head. The trout would take the regular bead-head almost every time. I also had some luck just yesterday with an olive-colored October Caddis emerger.
I tried Bowman Creek FFO stretch last Sunday. Supposedly they had stocked it the week before, but there 5 guys fishing and not one of us had a strike or even saw a fish in over an hour???
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They did stock it but very small numbers, that stretch can be hit or miss, there are trout in there all year long though.
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