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WbranchMarch 15th, 2010, 11:12 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
"Most recent instantaneous value: 2,250 03-16-2010 02:15 EDT"

Was up to around 8500 cfs a few days ago WOW!

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
CaseyPMarch 16th, 2010, 5:13 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
aren't stream gauges nifty? last year in the first week of May, a cloudburst raised the river overnight from around 500 cfs to nearly 1500. forewarned, we fished elsewhere!
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
LastchanceMarch 17th, 2010, 3:09 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
Hi! I don't think we'll be fishing the Little J for awhile.I bet it will take a week to get to a fishable level.
TroutboomerMarch 18th, 2010, 4:10 am
Tyrone, Pa.

Posts: 5
The "j" will be down to 1,000 CFS by Saturday noon, March 20th. There are only a few large pools that can be fished at this level even though the water clarity is already fair to good. I have seen flies (sulfers) hatch at over 900 CFS and fish feed on them, but this is unusual. Right now I am only seeing a few black stone flies and a few olives. Water temps are also still quite low. It was 38.3 degrees yesterday morning at 8am and rose to 45.9 degrees by 5 pm. I start looking for grannom caddis when temps reach 50 degrees by their mid-morning emergence time. This usually happens between the 12th and 16th of April although in 2005 I witnessed the first fishable grannoms on April 10th, the earliest date since I started keeping records in 1980. When the Redbuds bloom so do the grannoms!

Bill Anderson
WbranchMarch 19th, 2010, 1:11 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
Moved post to "Fishing Reports".
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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