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General RegionCumberland Valley
Specific LocationLetort and Big Spring
Time of DayAfternoon
Fish CaughtBrowns, a Brookie, and a Rainbow
Conditions & HatchesA few olives and midges coming off, but the cold wind seemed to shut the bugs down generally. Cloudy and bone chilling with 15-25 mph winds and temps in the 30's.

Details and Discussion

MartinlfMarch 14th, 2018, 2:17 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2842
My buddy Bill had retreated down to my neck of the woods from a more northern location where he fished the day before, leaving the snow there for a few degrees of warmer temps and some new waters. We caught fish off and on all day, on top and down under, but had to work for them. We walked a lot, swapped stories and flies, and agreed that the company was better than the fishing, but that it was good to be out, even in such tough conditions. Hoping for warmer days soon.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
RleePMarch 14th, 2018, 5:46 pm
NW PA - Pennsylvania's Glacial Pothole Wonderland

Posts: 353
Good for you, Louis!

Up here in southern Erie/northern Crawford County, it's gonna take a week of days in the 50's before I can even find the creeks, let alone fish them.

Snow out the Willywonger....

But then again, that is one of the reasons it is home and why I love it.
Jmd123March 14th, 2018, 9:00 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2310
Louis, You're my hero! Kudos to you for getting out and giving it a whack, with success! A brook, a brown, and a 'bow is a Michigan Grand Slam, which I can remember doing only once myself.

Our snow is gradually melting but the nights keep going down into the teens around here. I've heard a few cardinals and red-winged blackbirds singing (the latter one of my favorite), and before our latest snow the mosses were putting up their little sporophyte stalks outside my bedroom window. Our rivers have all gotten a good blow-out, in fact some bad flooding in places (but not around here). I am expecting a good morel crop from all the snow and last summer's rain, plus our summer trout conditions should be good with high aquifers keeping the cold groundwater flowing.

Not gonna be spring for a good month in these parts, though.

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
PaulRobertsMarch 15th, 2018, 9:56 am
Colorado

Posts: 1774
Nice. Glad you got out. Always worthwhile, esp with good company.
AdirmanMarch 29th, 2018, 8:38 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 460
A grand slam huh? Nice 👍!

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