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Streams Report

STREAM REPORT

 September 1 2014

 

  Labor Day is here and summer is just about over.  Don't know about you, but we feel it sure went fast.

 

  This past weekend of August 30th and 31st was the last scheduled White Water release on the Lehigh River.  However, there is a possibility of one more weekend release for October 10-11-12-13.  That is dependant on precipitation and water accumulation in the F. E. Walter reservoir. Water level is currently at elev. 1325 in the reservoir, which is well below the planned 1370 that they hold from Spring to Fall. Normal levels are 1300 during late Fall thru Winter. But until then, September has no scheduled releases, so fishing could be good unless we get some heavy rains.  Water temps are better so fish will be getting more active.

 

Some flies to watch for would be:

 Slate Drakes #12 to #16;  BWO's #16 to #24;  Rusty Caddis #14 to #16; and Black Caddis #12 to #16.  Also try some midges.

As higher water approaches, and the browns begin their Fall run, you'll want to have some larger patterns.  Try Yellow Zonkers, Yellow or Chartreuse Buggers, Kens Copperheads, and most any larger streamers.

 

Good luck and tight lines !!

 

 

 

       

Kenny, Val, Rob, Rich, Mickey, Ken, Phil and Lenny

 

And remember,,,,,,

"Good luck, have fun, and ,,, please kill only what you need!"

 

See below for:

 Streams and their Links to Stream flows & Temps,

White Water Releases,

Trout Stockings.

 

If any one has any questions or comments on any reports, just email or call us.

thehatch@eveninghatch.com

570-443-0772

 

 

 

 

 

COMMON  PENNSYLVANIA  POCONO  HATCHES

STONEFLIES  -  MAYFLIES  -  CADDISFLIES

ALL Dates & Times are Approximate !

(Current Hatches )

FLY SIZES DATES TIMES
Early Black Stonefly 12 - 16 mid Feb - mid April late morning - 5pm
Black Caddis 16 - 18 mid Feb - mid April late morning - 5pm
Blue Winged Olive(Tiny) 18 - 20 mid March thru April noon to 5pm
Blue Dun 12 - 16 April 1 - April 20 noon to 5pm
Quill Gordon 12 - 14 April 10 - April 30 1 pm to 3pm
Blue Quill 16 - 18 April 10 - April 30 11am - 4pm
Hendrickson (Red Quill) 12 - 14 Mid April - Early May 1pm - 4pm
Grey Caddis 10 - 16 Mid April thru 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 to dark
March Brown 8 - 14 mid May - mid June 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sulphurs 14 - 16 mid May thru June 2pm - dark
Tan Caddis 14 - 16 mid May - mid June 1pm - 6pm
Yellow Stonefly ( Sally) 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 all day
Ants, Beetles, Hoppers varies ALL SUMMER anytime
Cream Variant 10 -12 mid June thru July mainly evenings
White Winged Trico 22 - 28 earl 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 - 10:30am
Slate Drake #2 12 - 16 early August - mid Sept. 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 in afternoon
Black Caddis 12 - 16 mid Sept - mid Oct afternoon
Midges 18 - 28 Year Round
Buggers, Streamers, Zonkers,,, early Spring, Fall, and generally high waters.

 

 

 

 

 

CRITICAL WATER TEMPERATURES

EXIST AT 70 OR HIGHER !

 

Some of the stream data below will have temperature readings,

 which includes Celsius on the left side of the chart and Fahrenheit on the right side.

 

Land your trout quickly to lessen the stress, or if really warm conditions exist, consider fishing another day !

 

 

Click Stream for Current Data:

 

US ARMY CORPS of ENGINEERS, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT (website)

 

"Brodhead Creek" - near Analomink, PA

"Bushkill" - at Shoemakers, PA

"Dyberry Creek" - near Honesdale, PA

"Fishing Creek" - near Bloomsburg, PA

  Francis E Walter Reservoir - Luzerne County - THE DAM on The Lehigh River

"Kettle Creek" - at Cross Fork, PA

"Lackawanna River" - Archbald, PA

"Lackawanna River" - at Forest City, PA

"Lackawaxen River" - at Hawley, PA

"Lehigh River" - near White Haven, PA - (below Francis E. Walter Dam )

"Lehigh River" - in Lehighton, PA

 "Lehigh River" - at Stoddartsville, PA

 "Lehigh River" - at Walnutport, PA

"Little Lehigh Creek" -  in Allentown, PA

"Little Schuylkill River" - at Tamaqua, PA

"Pine Creek" - at Cedar Run, PA

"Pocono Creek" -above Wigwam Run nr Stroudsburg

"Pohopoco Creek" - below Beltzville Dam, PA ( near Parryville )

"Pohopoco Creek" - Kresgeville, PA

"Susquehanna River" - Bloomsburg, PA

"Susquehanna River" - Meshoppen, PA

"Susquehanna River" - Towanda, PA

"Susquehanna River" - Wilkes-Barre, PA

"Tobyhanna Creek" -  near Blakeslee, PA

"Tunkhannock Creek" - near Long Pond, PA

 

 

 

 

WHITE WATER RELEASES FOR 2014

 

( As per the Francis E. Walter Reservoir Recreation Operations Plan for 2104 )

 

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 2014 recreation season.

The plan incorporates minor changes from the previous year.

In 2014, water will again be allocated to ensure whitewater releases from July to mid-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 for Fishing Releases (target 400 cubic feet per second) are:

*April 12, 13 

*April 19, 20

*April 26, 27

*May 3,4

*May 11

*May 18

**October 10,  13

* Release will be set to match inflow with a target release up to 400 cubic feet per second

 

 

The White Water Release Schedule ( target 600 to 800 cubic feet per second) includes 21 dates with the potential

for an additional five dates if sufficient water storage is accumulated in the reservoir.

 Planned white water release dates are:

May 10

May 17

May 24, 25

June 7, 8

June 21, 22

July 5, 6

July 19, 20

July 26, 27

August 2, 3

August 9, 10

August 16, 17

*August 23, 24

*August 30, 31

**October 11, 12

* Dependent on additional water accumulation in reservoir.

**The October 10-13 release is for both fishing and white water and will only occur if sufficient stored water is available.

This is the last added increment for the 2014 recreation plan and is intended to release all excess water.

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.

 

(See link below for full details of plan.)

http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Portals/39/docs/Civil/Walter/2014_walterrecplan.pdf

(Copy and paste in your browser)

rev.8/31/2014

 

 

2014 PA FISHING LICENSE FEES

 

 

 

 

 

2014 FISHING  STOCKING SCHEDULES

BY COUNTY

( Dates subject to change without notice )

THERE ARE 2 OPENING DAYS OF TROUT FISHING IN PENNSYLVANIA

MARCH 29, 2014 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.

 

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APRIL 12, 2014 is the STATEWIDE OPENING DAY

 

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FISH-FOR-FREE DAYS

Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014

Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2014

 

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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. 2 to Dec. 31): Minimum of 7 inches, Daily Creel Limit of 3 trout

 

 

CARBON COUNTY

STREAM / LAKE UPPER LIMIT LOWER LIMIT DATES
Hickory Run Lake n/a n/a 4/10;  4/21
Hickory Run Creek Outlet Hickory Run Lk Outlet Saylorsville Dam 4/10; 4/21
Lehigh River Outlet F. E. Walter Dam Sandy Run Confl. 3/19;   4/29;   5/14

Mud Run

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

UPS Brdr Hickory Run St Park Dws Brdr Hickory Run St Park 4/10
Nesquehoning Creek Bridge on E End Industrial Rd .2 mi dws N Mermon St Bridge 3/26;    4/22
Pohopoco Creek Outlet Beltzville Lk Hideaway H&F Club Cable across Creek 3/4
Sand Spring Run Sand Spring Lake Confl. w/ Hickory Run 4/10;   4/21;   5/5

 

COLUMBIA COUNTY

STREAM / LAKE UPPER LIMIT LOWER LIMIT DATES
Fishing Creek Camp Lavigne Rd (SR 4049) Upstrm Kriebel Property Line 3/20;   5/2
Fishing Creek 180 yds up frm Benton Boro Line Benton/Fishing Creek Twnsp Line 3/20;   5/2
Fishing creek 1 KM upstrm from SR 1022 Orange/Fishing Crk Twnshp Line 3/28
Fishing Creek .6KM upstrm SR 0487 Brdg Orgvil Back-Branch Rd ( Light St Brdg) 3/28
Little Fishing creek Talmar Rd ( SR 4032) Eyers Grove Rd (SR 4021 ) 4/1;   5/8
Pine Creek Volanski Rd (SR 4020 ) Mouth 4/10;   5/14

 

LACKAWANNA COUNTY
STREAM / LAKE UPPER LIMIT LOWER LIMIT DATES
Lackawanna River Old Stillwater Dam First UNT upstream from Simpson 4/8;   4/29
Lehigh River Upstrm border SGL 127 Dws Border SGL 127 4/1;   423;   5/6
Lehigh River Dws Border SGL 127 Creveling Prop(1.1mi Dws choke Ck) 4/2;   4/23
Merli-Sarnoski Park Lake n/a n/a 3/13;   4/17;   5/3;   10/1

 

LUZERNE COUNTY
STREAM / LAKE UPPER LIMIT LOWER LIMIT DATES
Big Wapwallopen Creek Powerline Crossing upstrm SR 2042 ( Nuangola Rd ) County Line 3/5;   4/28;   5/14
Francis E Walter Dam N/A N/A 3/19;   4/19;   5/19
Harveys Creek Meeker Outlet Rd (T 810) Backwaters Rice Dam 4/5;   5/3;   5/14

Harveys Creek

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

Jackson Rd (T 812) Pavlick Rd (T 497) 4/5;   5/3;   10/1
Harveys Creek Pavlick Rd (T 497) Mouth 4/5;   5/3;   5/14;   10/1
Lake Frances N/A N/A 3/5;   4/25;   5/10
Lake Irena N/A N/A 3/4;   4/19;   5/9;   10/3
Lehigh River Dws Border SGL 127 Creveling Property ( 1.1 mi Dws Choke Ck Confl ) 4/2;   4/23
Lehigh River Outlet F.E. Walter Dam Sandy Run Confl 3/19;   4/29;   5/14

Nescopeck Creek

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

Upstm Bound SGL 187 & Nescopeck State Park 2.4 mi dnstm of the upstm Limit of OLd Bridge South 4/8;   4/25
Nescopeck Creek Old Brdg South of Lake Frances I-80(Lower Nescopeck State Park Boundary ) 4/8;   4/25;   5/15
Nescopeck Creek Private Brdg at Honey Hole County Rd Dwnstm of I-81 4/8;   4/25
Wright Creek Penn Lake Ice Pd Bear Ck Jct 4/8

 

 

MONROE COUNTY
STREAM / LAKE UPPER LIMIT LOWER LIMIT DATES

Brodhead Creek

Cherry Lane Rd

(SR 1002;LR45025) Bridge

Stroudsburg Water Co Property

4/1;   4/24;   5/13

Brodhead Creek

Stroudsburg Water Co Property

Conf w/ McMichael Crk

3/25;   4/24;   5/13;   10/10

Brodhead Creek

Conf w/ McMichael Crk

SR0080  I-80 Brdg Exit 52

3/25;   4/21;   5/13

Bushkill Creek

(Catch & Release Fly Fish Only)

Upper Resica Falls 

Boy Scouts Reser. Border

Lower Resica Falls

Boy Scouts Reser. Border

3/1;   4/24

Bushkill Creek

Lower Resica Falls

Boy Scouts Reser. Border

Creek Road Bridge

3/6;   4/24

Bushkill Creek

Creek Road Bridge

Confl w/ Delaware River

4/5;   4/22;   5/15

Lehigh River

Upstrm Brdr SGL 127

Dwstrm Brdr SGL 127

4/1;   4/23;   5/6

Lehigh River

Dwstrm Brdr SGL 127

Creveling Property(1.1 mi Dwstm Choke Crk Confl)

4/2;   4/23

McMichael Creek

300M Upstm Strawberry Hill Rd T-221 Brdge Upstrm Sciot

1.6 mi Dwstm Beaver Valley Rd

T-414 Bridge

3/18;   4/15

McMichael Creek

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

0.71 mi Dwnstm Turkey Hill Rd

T-416 Bridge

Glennbrook Rd(SR 20040) Brdg

3/5;  4/15

McMichael Creek

Glennbrook Rd(SR 20040) Brdg

Conf w/ Brodhead Crk

3/4;   4/15;   5/7

Tobyhanna Creek

Outlet Mill PD #1

Still Swap RN West Side

4/7;   5/6

Tobyhanna Creek

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

Still Swap RN West Side

SGL 127 PP&L Service Rd Brdg

4/7;   5/6

 

 

SCHUYKILL COUNTY
STREAM / LAKE UPPER LIMIT LOWER LIMIT DATES

Little Schuykill River

Confl w/ Locust Creek

conf w/ Panther Creek

3/12;   4/14;   5/15

Little Schuykill River

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

PA Rt 895 New Ringold

T-848 Bridge near Rauschs

3/6;   5/15

Little Schuylkill River

A point 1.1 mi upstrm from mouth

Mouth

4/14

Locust Creek

Locust Lake Dam

Tuscarora Lake

3/5;   5/13

Locust Creek

Tuscarora Lake Dam

Mouth

3/5;   4/19

Locust Lake

N/A

N/A

3/5;   4/19;   5/13;   12/16

Tuscarora Lake

N/A

N/A

10/2

 

 

WYOMING COUNTY
STREAM / LAKE UPPER LIMIT LOWER LIMIT DATES

Bowman Creek

Wyoming Co Line

Wilson Rd ( SR 3002 in Noxen)

4/14

Bowman Creek

Wilson Rd (SR 3002 in Noxen)

Rt 292

4/14;   4/28

Bowman Creek

(Catch & Release Fly-Fish Only)

Sr 292 Bridge

Vicinity Marsh Creek

4/14;   5/5;   9/29

Bowman Creek

Vicinity of Marsh Creek

Church Rd( T 413)

4/3;   5/5

Mehoopany Creek

Henry Lott Brook

N. Fork Mehoopany Crk

4/23

Mehoopany Creek

N. Fork Mehoopany Crk

Rogers Hollow

4/2;   4/23

Meshoppen Creek

W. Nicholson Rd ( SR 4019)

Rt 29

4/7;   4/24

Meshoppen Creek

Lemon Creek Rd ( SR 4019)

Potts Falls

4/7;   4/24

S. Bran. Tunkhannock Crk

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

SR 6 & 11 Bridge

Dnstm Keystone College Line

4/9;   5/2

S. Bran. Tunkhannock Crk

Dnstm Keystone College Line

Mouth

4/9;   5/2

rev.2/02/2014

 

 

rev. 3-12-2011

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