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IEatimagoAugust 22nd, 2007, 6:58 am
Spring Mills, PA

Posts: 97
its getting old now, much needed but im getting chilly at this point and not quite ready for the cold weather yet,
chocolate milk runs in the river, well as of last night it is.
the fish seem happy, i dont.
how many others are getting dumped on?
Shawnny3August 22nd, 2007, 7:06 am
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Same here - of course, we're just in the next valley...

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SofthackleAugust 22nd, 2007, 7:23 am
Site Editor
Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Us too! But the rain seems to helping the river.

"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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BxRxTxKAugust 22nd, 2007, 7:24 am
western NC

Posts: 29
send some of it this way...
we are so parched down here that I don't know how long it may be before I wet a line again...I don't know how many more weeks of '95 plus degree heat we can take...
JOHNWAugust 22nd, 2007, 10:12 am
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
Getting dumped on here as well. The nice thing about all of the first order spring creeks in the Cumberlan Valley is it takes biblical amounts of rain to blow everything out.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
SmallstreamAugust 22nd, 2007, 1:20 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
it might seem kind of bad now, but it will make for some sweet late summer fishing in a couple days
IEatimagoAugust 22nd, 2007, 3:31 pm
Spring Mills, PA

Posts: 97
rain is done, over cast sky's river not in bad shape, but on my way out the door i was asked to grill some burgers arrrgh! the creek must wait.
MartinlfAugust 22nd, 2007, 4:48 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Go now. I fished three hours this afternoon and caught 6 wild rainbows, the biggest 15 1/2. When there's a bit of color in the stream, approach is much easier.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123August 22nd, 2007, 7:02 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
Northern MI, including the U.P., has been in a drought this summer, with numerous wildfires in the U.P. and low waters in the northern lower. However, those of us living in the southern part of the state have had PLENTY of rain this August, including a squall line that came though this morning (fortunately, I have plenty of office work right now so I don't have to go out and dodge lightning). This evening I went out for a walk on my local section of the Huron, and the water was up at least a foot and a bit off-colored (there's a tributary that runs behind my apartment that always gets muddy when it rains hard enough). I was going to my local public pool to cool off (and for some bikini watching - you gotta love college towns!), and while there swarms of flying ants came sailing over. Crossing the river on my way home, I saw quite a few fish feeding, including in a side channel that had been too low for fish only a week ago or so. Quite likely a bunch of little bluegill - but the smallmouth can make deceptively gentle rises so you never know...

At least everything is nice and green around here, which bodes well for fall wildflowers and of course leaf colors. Also, I might have to check out the lower Huron around Flat Rock because I suspect the higher water levels might entice a few salmon and steelhead to come in...Within a month they'll be coming in all over the state!

That's the report from my neighborhood...

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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