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Predicting 45 degree temps the monday after Christmas 🙂
Merry Christmas to you too!
On the upside, it was closed during the worst part of the summer’s low water and high(er) water temps. I will REALLY miss fishing there over the winter though. That’s my favorite winter fishing spot by far.
It was posted about two weeks after I spoke to her, so about the middle of July.
There is a good chance it will reopen, but the question is when. May be some good will result from the clean up in April and change her mind. We’ll see. In the meantime people should not trespass.If people don’t respect her wishes now the signs may become permanent
From Bill A
“The browns have completed their spawning, at least in the j they have. Now we can fish so long as we are careful where we wade. Remember the trout eggs are in the gravel and can be easily disturbed or crushed. Stay out of obvious redds (they are still light colored from the hens work). While we had a long hot summer and a low water fall, the browns seem to have managed well and baring a rough high water event this winter, there should be a good hatch of new trout in April.”
The answer depends on the time of year and water conditions. I like to tie the head with slightly darker rabbit fur.
Most of the time I use them the water is high and off color and fish an 8 or 10. Always weighted and usually with a bead
Commissioner Squires Resigns from Board
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 27) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that President Glade Squires has resigned from the Board of Commissioners.
Mr. Squires submitted his resignation to Gov. Tom Wolf on Oct. 24.
The Downingtown resident was sworn in as the District 8 Commissioner in October 2010, representing Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties.
Haven’t fished the J since July. I’ve been out of town since the end of Sept until Oct 14th. However, I have fished or hiked down Spring and lower bald eagle last week. I get the impression that a concentrated emergence hasn’t happened yet on these two waters. What few BWO are out, its not enough to really get the fish going. The water may need to cool. I suspect the same is true for the J. It would be too bad if the major fall BWO emergence coincides with spawning. I predict a late spawn, however.
The PFBC stocked the LJ in the fall with brown trout for years up until 2010. Convinced this was a waste of resources, the LJRA encouraged PFBC to evaluate the program. An electroshocking survey over two years was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the program. They found very, very few stocked fingerlings (4%) detected among the wild trout. As a result the stocking program was discontinued. See report:
They stock the DHALO in the spring with rainbow trout, but not browns. There is no sanctioned stocking of the J.
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To the point…if you see a violation of property, dumping or any other violation…get a photo of the car and license plate and call 911. Ask for the Water Conservation Officer. Or call the LJRA at 814 684 5922. We’ll notify the appropriate authorities and agencies. Ms. Morrow has graciously allowed the public use of her property. We must help protect her signs from vandals
Sorry, I just saw this. This time of year its caddis, Slates, trailing cahills (near dark), crane flies and cream midges (evening and early AM).
These are my favorites this time of year
Wet black ants- best producer of big fish this time of year
iso-nymphs (a skinny price nymph does the trick)
BH caddis larvae (sz 16)
walts worm (10-12) tied with a black bead of a darker colored dubbed head -crane fly larvae
brown zebra midges a
zebra midges with a little antron at the tail and head- when the midges are hatching
in the evenings – caddis, caddis, caddis, especially a soft hackle fished like a nymph in faster water