I spent Friday through Sunday fishing in Central Pa. Most of our fishing occurred on Penns Creek. The green drakes will be on this week. We hit light green drake activity in Weikert and had success with green drake, sulphur and march brown nymphs and wet flies from Coburn to Weikert. Fished the Little J around Spruce Creek as well. The J is running very low and clear. Did well with a 12 foot leader and 6x and 7x tippet. Sulphurs, BWOs and Crane Flies worked well for me.
If you're able to get to Penns or the surrounding fisheries, go get 'em. This will be the week for the drakes.
Agreed. From what I heard, Friday night from Glen Iron to Weikert was great, despite the cold. Saturday I was there for it, and it wasn't as thick. There were some green drakes coming off and a bit of a spinner fall as well. I caught 6 small mouth bass on a male green drake dun. For whatever reason every riser I picked off was a bass while my crew were catching trout. The reports are suggesting it's hitting all the way up into Cherry Run now.
spangler, what emerger?? do ya know.. fished cherry run the other day at first light. it was tough, picked up a nice brown on a blue quill dry. couple smaller browns on slate drake nymphs. but to be honest i worked hard for those , and didnt see another angler catch a fish. evenings are better I know, but time was limited. gonna try again as well. drakes were on the water riding pretty, but no takers!