MONROE COUNTY

STREAM/LAKE
UPPER LIMIT
LOWER LIMIT
DATES
Brodhead Creek
Cherry Lane Rd (SR 1002; LR 45025) Bridge
Stroudsburg Water Co
3/29, 4/19, 5/8
Brodhead Creek
Stroudsburg Water CoConf w/ McMichaels Creek4/10, 4/19, 5/8, 10/2
Brodhead Creek
Conf w/ McMichael Creek
SR 0080 I-80 Brdg Exit 524/10, 4/24, 5/8

Bushkill Creek

(Catch & Release Fly Fish Only)

Upper Resica Falls

Boy Scouts Reserv. Border

Lower Resica Falls

Boy Scouts Reserv Border

3/10, 4/30
BushkillCreek

Lower Resica Falls

Boy scouts Reserv. Border

Creek road bridge3/21, 4/30
Bushkill Creek
Creek Road bridge
Confl w/ Delaware River
4/7, 4/23, 5/9, 10/3
Lehigh River
Upstrm Brdr SGL 127Dwnstrm Brdr SGL 1274/3, 4/25, 5/2
Lehigh RiverDwnstrm Brdr SGL 127

Creveling Property

(1.1 mi Dwnstrm Choke Crk Confl)

4/11, 4/25
McMichael Creek

300M Upstrm Strawberry Hill Rd T-221

Bridge Upstrm Sciot

1.6 mi Dwnstrm Beaver Valley Rd T-414 Bridge3/22, 4/16

McMichael Creek

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

0.71 mi Dwnstrm Turkey Hill Rd T-416 Bridge1.6 mi Dwnstrm Beaver Valley Crk3/7, 4/16
McMichael Creek
Glennbrook Rd (SR 20040) Brdg
Confl w/ Brodhead Crk
3/7, 4/16, 5/11
Tobyhanna Creek
Outlet Mill Pd #1Still Swap RN West Side4/10, 5/2

Tobyhanna Creek

(Delayed Harvest / Artificial Lure)

Still Swap RN West SideSGL 127 PP&L Servie Rd Brdg4/10, 5/2


COMMON PENNSYLVANIA POCONO HATCHES

STONEFLIES - MAYFLIES - CADDIS FLIES

DATES AND TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE !!

Red Indicates Current Hatches !!

LUZERNE COUNTY

STREAM/LAKE
UPPER LIMIT
LOWER LIMIT
DATES
Big Wapwallopen Creek
Powerline Crossing upstrm SR 2042 (Nuangola Rd)
County Line
3/26,4/25, 5/15
F.E Walter Dam
N/A
N/A
 3/16, 4/21, 5/11
Harveys CreekMeeker Outlet Rd (T810)Backwaters Rice Dam
3/31, 4/20, 5/15

Harveys Creek

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

Jackson Rd (T810)Pavlick Rd (T497)
3/31, 4/20, 10/04
Harveys CreekPavlick rd (T497)
Mouth
3/31, 4/20, 5/15, 10/04
Lake Frances
N/A
N/A
3/2, 4/18, 5/7
Lake Irena
N/A
N/A
3/2, 4/21, 5/11, 10/2
Lehigh River
Dws Border SGL 127
Creveling Property (1.1 mi. Dws Choke Ck Confl)
4/11, 4/25
Lehigh River
Outlet F E Walter Dam
Sandy Run Confl
3/16, 4/25, 5/15

Nescopeck Creek

(Delayed Harvest /Artificial Lure)

Upstrm Boundry SGL 187 & Nescopeck St Park
2,4 mi dnstrm Limit of old Bridge South
3/29, 4/18,
Nescopeck Creek
Old Bridge South of Lake Frances
I-80 (Lower Nescopeck State Park Boundry)
3/29, 4/18, 5/7
Nescopeck CreekPrivate Bridge at Honey HoleCounty Rd Dwnstrm3/29,  4/18


The Evening Hatch Fly Shop

 797 State Rte 940 East

Lake Harmony, PA 18624

CARBON COUNTY

STREAM/LAKE
UPPER LIMIT
LOWER LIMIT
DATES
Hickory Run Lake
n/a
n/a
4/12, 4/24
Hickory Run Creek
Outlet Hickory Run Lk
Outlet Saylorsville Dam
4/12, 4/24
Lehigh River
Outlet F E Walter Dam
Sandy Run Confl.
3/16, 4/25, 5/15
Lehigh River
Upriver Glen Oka R.R. Crossing
Confl w/ Mauch Chunk Creek
4/5

Mud Run

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

UPS brdr Hickory Run St Park
Dwstr Brdr Hickory Run St Park
4/12
Nesquehoning Creek
Bridge on E. End Industrial Rd
.2 mi dws. N. Mermon St. Bridge
4/5,, 4/27
Pohopoco Creek
Outlet Beltzville Dam
Hideaway H&F Club Cable across creek
3/1
Sand Spring Run
Sand Spring Lake
Confl w/ Hickory Run
4/12, 4/23, 5/7

CRITICAL WATER TEMPERATURES EXIST AT 70 DEGREES OR HIGHER !!

Land your trout quickly to lessen the stress.  If really warm  conditions exist,

consider fishing another day !

WHITE WATER RELEASES FOR 2018

( As per the Francis E. Walter Reservoir Recreation Operations Plan for 2018) 

The plan, developed in partnership with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, lists dates and release amounts for whitewater and fisheries releases for the 2018 recreation season. The plan incorporates several changes from the previous year.
In 2018, water will again be allocated to ensure whitewater releases from July to late August and fisheries releases from July to early September.  Seasonal precipitation and water accumulation will be used for releases later in the season (late August through mid-October).

Planned dates (22) for Fishing Releases (target 400 cubic feet per second) are:
March 3, 4 

March 10, 11 

March 17, 18
March 24, 25

Mar 31, April 1 
April 7, 8

April 14, 15

April 21, 22

April 28, 29
May 5, 6

May 13

May 20
October  as provide by end of year release around weekend of Oct. 6 - 7 

The White Water Release Schedule  includes 24 dates ( 4 of which are dependent on

sufficient water storage and not including final October weekend) .
 Planned white water release dates are:
May 12, 
May 19

May 26, 27 
June 9, 10

June 23, 24

July 7, 8
July 21, 22
July 28, 29 
August 4, 5 

August 11, 12 
August 18, 19

August 25*, 26* 

Sept 1*, 2*  
October as provided by end of year release around weekend of Oct. 6 -7**
* Dependent on additional water accumulation in reservoir.
**The October 6 -7 release is intended to provide a means of releasing any excess water that may have accumulated during the recreation season. This is the last added increment for the 2018 recreation plan.


        Late season white water, fishing and fisheries enhancement releases are dependent

upon precipitation and water accumulation.  All dates are dependent on hydrologic conditions and the absence of the need for flood control operations.


2018  FISHING STOCKING SCHEDULE BY COUNTY

(Dates subject to change without notice)


THERE ARE 2 OPENING DAYS OF TROUT FISHING IN PENNSYLVANIA


MARCH 30, 2019 is the REGIONAL OPENING DAY
This applies to the following counties only,,,,
Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata,
Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, and York.

APRIL 14, 2019is the STATEWIDE OPENING DAY

FISH-FOR-FREE DAYS
TO BE ANNOUNCED


TROUT SIZES AND LIMITS
Regional & Statewide Seasons: Minimum of 7 inches, Daily Creel Limit of 5 trout
Extended Season ( Jan 1 to Feb 28, and Sept. 3 to Dec. 31): Minimum of 7 inches, Daily Creel Limit of 3 trout


FLY
SIZE
DATES
TIMES
Early Black Stonefly
12-16
mid Feb - mid April
late morning
Black caddis
16-18
mid Feb - mid April
late morning
Blue Winged Olive (Tiny)
18-20
mid March thru April

noon to 5 pm

Blue Dun
12-16
April 1 - April 20
noon to 5pm
Quill Gordon
12-14
April 10 - April 30
1pm - 5pm
Blue Quill
16-18
April 10 to April 30
11am - 4pm
Red Quill
12-14
mid April - early May
1pm - 4pm
Grey Caddis
10-16
md April - mid May
noon - 4pm
Dk. Brown caddis
12-16
late April - mid May
3pm - 7pm
Green Caddis
14-16
early to late May
mid afternoon
March Brown
8-14
mid May - mid June
11:00am - 6pm
Sulphurs
14-16
mid may thru June
2pm - dark
Tan Caddis
14-16
mid May - mid June
1pm - 6pm
Yellow Sally(Stonefly)
8-14
late May thru June
mid afternoon to dark
Green Drake
6-10
late May - mid June
afternoon - evening
Blue Wing Olive
14
mid May -late June
mid morning -early afternoon
Slate Drake #1
10-12
early June - mid July
late afternoon
Pale Morning Dun
12-16
early June - mid July
morning

Light Cahill

12-16
mid June - mid July
anytime of day
Ants, Beetles, Hoppers
varies
AL SUMMER
anytime of day
Cream Variant
10-12
mid June thru July
mainly evenings
White Winged Trico
22-28
early July - late Sept
6:30am - 9:30am
Brown Caddis
12-16
mid July - mId August
afternoon to evenings
Blue Wing olive
16-18
mid - late July
7am to 11:00am
Slate Drake #2
12-16
early August - mid September
afternoons to evenings
White Mayfly
10-14
late July - late August
dusk
Blue Wing Olive
18-24
August - November
after 2pm
Rusty Brown Caddis
14-16
early Sept thru October
late afternoon
Black Caddis
12-16
mid Sept - mid October
afternoon
Midges
18-28
Year Round
Buggers, Streamers, Zonkers,, early Spring, Fall, and generally high waters !


STREAM INFORMATION

Links for Current Stream Data:


Brodhead Creek - near Analomink, PA

Bushkill - at Shoemakers, PA

Fishing Creek - near Bloomsburg, PA

Francis E. Walter Reservoir - Luzerne County ( Dam on the Lehigh River)

Lehigh River - near White Haven, PA

Lehigh River - in Lehighton, PA

Lehigh River - at Walnutport, PA

Little Lehigh Creek - Allentown, PA

Little Schuylkill River - at Tamaqua

Pohopoco Creek - below Beltzville Dam (near Parryville)

Pohopoco Creek - Kresgeville, PA

Tobyhanna Creek - near Blakeslee  PA



REPORT FOR WEEK OF  November 19, 2018


The snow has fallen, but if the water levels get back to a more normal flow, the fishing for big browns should be good.  Prior to the storms, we had reports of several very nice browns taking streamers and providing some fall excitement.  So don't give up yet, give it a try !!

Time for Christmas Shopping. You can get your favorite fly fisherman whatever he/she needs,,,

new rod, reels, line, boots, net, and all types of stream accessories. And for the fly-tyers, we have a large selection of tying materials and tools that can make some excellent stocking stuffers !! 


 


Remember Rule #4 ,,,,
"There is no such thing as too much equipment!!
Stop by and "hook" into some great deals!!