WHITE WATER RELEASES FOR 2019
( As per the Francis E. Walter Reservoir Recreation Operations Plan for 2019)
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. 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 2, 3,
March 9. 10,
March 16, 17,
March 23, 24,
Mar 30, 31,
April 6, 7,
April 13, 14,
April 20, 21,
April 27, 28,
May 4, 5,
October as provide by end of year release around weekend of Oct. 12-13
The White Water Release Schedule includes 24 dates . All other dates during the recreation season until the weekend of October 12, 13 have a planned fisheries augmentation release of at least 50 cubic feet per second if sufficient water is available.
May 25, 26
June 8, 9
June 22, 23,
July 6, 7,
July 20, 21,
July 27, 28,
August 3, 4,
August 10, 11,
August 17, 18,
August 24,* 25*,
Aug 31*, Sept 1*,
October as provided by end of year release around weekend of Oct. 12-13**
* Dependent on additional water accumulation in reservoir.
**The October 12-13 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 2019 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.
COMMON PENNSYLVANIA POCONO HATCHES
STONEFLIES - MAYFLIES - CADDIS FLIES
DATES AND TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE !!
Red Indicates Current Hatches !!
2019FISHING 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
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
|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|
|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|
|Buggers, Streamers, Zonkers,, early Spring, Fall, and generally high waters !|
REPORT FOR WEEK OF March 29th, 2019
PA Trout Season is just a week away (lower southern counties) and 2 weeks away (statewide). Weather is breaking and flies are coming off. Time to get out and get some revenge for last years dismal, rainy season. Stop by and reload your flie boxes, and make sure your leaders are fresh. Inspect your fly lines for cracks. And if you haven't done so yet, check all of your gear. Once you get on the stream, if you find that your boots have given up, stop in and we can fit you with a new set of waders or hippers. Good Luck !!
Remember Rule #4 ,,,,
"There is no such thing as too much equipment!!
Stop by and "hook" into some great deals!!
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
For Direct Link to Pa Fish & Boat Commission website 2019 Trout stocking list,
Once on the PA Fish Website, Click "Start Here" in the #1 Box, to Select the County,
then Click "Go" in the #4 Box.
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 !
The Evening Hatch Fly Shop
797 State Rte 940
White Haven, PA 18661