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Well folks the time is almost near for the regional opener. In less then 48 hours streams will be lined with people in the selected counties. Right now I'm seeing period of rain throughout the day for weather. As long as it isn't a wash out I'm hoping to get out for a little bit.
 

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The forecast is actually great news. Plus more rain later in the week. Streams high at the start of the season = good fishing for longer in the season. Last year the streams were so low around here there were 3 or 4 spots along the stream that had any fish in them. I'd rather have fish everywhere. Last time this happened I had good fishing into June. I hope it POURS Friday!
 

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Lots of trout were stocked at the spot I'm fishing but 1-2 inches of rain could make things difficult. I'm glad for rain but the timing was bad. If the action is slow I'll have to make another trip there on Sunday or Monday when the water recedes.
 

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I would bet my paycheck that no streams in the SE part of the state will be fishable at 8 AM Saturday. 1-2 inches of rain will make for raging chocolate water. I went over my local stream yesterday and it was still discolored from Tuesdays downpours. Saturday evening may be doable but they will still be brown!
 

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Darn- last time I looked at the forecast the other day I thought it said rain late saturday. I was planning on fishing the upper Wissahickon in Montco for the opener. Guess if it rains all day tomorrow I'll sleep in a little bit and show up right at 8
 

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1.5-2 inches with locally higher amounts from the latest epawa forecast, larger streams wont be fishable. Normally i would be upset but since most of the nice trout were taken last weekend from the couple creeks i fish i could care less this year.
 

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I would bet my paycheck that no streams in the SE part of the state will be fishable at 8 AM Saturday. 1-2 inches of rain will make for raging chocolate water. I went over my local stream yesterday and it was still discolored from Tuesdays downpours. Saturday evening may be doable but they will still be brown!
Your right on here, besides the ground is already saturated from previous rains and whatever
melting snow remains.
I don't fish opening day locally but do like to go at Crack of Dawn on Sunday but I believe
that will be out of the queation also.
Maybe I'll call out of work on Monday:cool:
 

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1-2 inches would normally have me thanking the Lord for rain this time of year, but just bad timing. I'll be out as long as the CFS is under 500.
 

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Ya it's gonna be a wash out for show tomorrow but Sunday will be ok on smaller streams. I may even give it a try first thing Sunday evening though I hate trout fishing around the opener. I sympathize for the guys that look forward to this day but int he SE we need this rain so badly. Streams are finally back to normal after 9 months of below normal flows. This will.amouth to out largest rain in over a year. Some things are just more important than the opening day of trout so I'm grateful for this.
 

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Oh....And add to the high raging water that fact that it's only gonna be 37 degrees tonight and you've got a tough situation.
Yea decided to sit this one out. Hopefully out during the week for a little bit and for sure out next weekend. One good thing is places won't be cleaned out as fast now and the fish should get spread out some
 

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Use some common sense tomorrow, it's not worth getting into a situation and by all means keep the little ones close by. Swift water is nothing to mess with.
A few stocked trout are NOT worth getting hurt over or worse.
 

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I went years ago on opening day that was also blown out. The creek was about 3' over it's bank. Tried fishing the main holes with no success, however on my way to the next hole there was a ditch from a small spring. This thing was normally just damp but on that day it was about a foot deep an a foot wide and fairly clear. which is how I saw a trout when I stepped over it. I pulled out my limit(I was young and it's what we did back then) then called Pop over and he got a few too, save the day.
 

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Looks like the heavy rain is over. Light to moderate rain where I'm at right now. A small trout stream near me is bankfull. The creeks have about 15 hours to try and recede a little. I guess I'll go out in the morning to see what it looks like.
 
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