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General RegionNorth on PA 325 out of Dauphin
Specific LocationStart of Fly Only No Kill to 3/4 mile downstream
Time of Day11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fish CaughtNot as many as I expected - three brookies and one brown
Conditions & HatchesWater very cold, thermometer broken so can't give temperature but had to be in low 40's. Great water level! Many runs 2' - 3' deep. Water very clear you can see bottom anywhere water is not ruffled. Very few tan caddis. Even though water was very cold I did see about a dozen rises over the course of the day.

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WbranchMarch 26th, 2008, 3:44 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2613
Normally I do quite well here in early season. However it is possible that I just never went this early before. Only browns and pretty stocked brookies and a small amount of wild browns. It appeared that the stocking performed early in March left much to be desired. Some sections appeared almost barren of fish and other small areas had little pockets of 5 - 6 12" - 14" fish.

Upstream of the trail from the parking lot there is one large pine tree across the creek that wasn't there last summer. Also lots of blowdowns along creek edge. Well downstream there is a large log jam of about half a dozen downed trees across the creek making it impassable while wading. Any rod longer than 6 1/2' and you'll be testing your patience!

Here is where I started - (summer photo)

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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