REPORT FOR WEEK OF  June 10, 2019


Well, so far this year has been a replay of last year,,,, rain, rain and more rain !!   But we are finally in a small stretch of nice weather and no rain. How long will it last ???   So don't guess, instead get out and enjoy the streams. There are loads of fish still in our waters waiting to be caught.  Water levels are great right now and water temps are just as nice.  Already have had several good reports of nice fish being caught in Mud Run, the Toby, and the Lehigh River.  Stop by and get what you need on your way out.



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




For Direct Link to Pa Fish & Boat Commission website 2019 Trout stocking list,

CLICK HERE

Once on the PA Fish Website, Click "Start Here" in the #1 Box, to Select the County,

then Click "Go" in the #4 Box. 


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

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


STREAM INFORMATION

COMMON PENNSYLVANIA POCONO HATCHES

STONEFLIES - MAYFLIES - CADDIS FLIES

DATES AND TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE !!

Red Indicates Current Hatches !!

The Evening Hatch Fly Shop

 797 State Rte 940

White Haven, PA 18661

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 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,

May 12

May 19 
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 11, 
May 18 

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.


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


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 !