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Another "Dry Front".

Posted on September 14 2016

Called the Troutfitter this morning at 10:30 to give them an update on the Delaware and learned that it was cloudy, cool and raining in Syracuse. In East Branch where I was, it was 75 and sunny. The front finally came through this afternoon with a brisk wind and cooler temps but not a drop of rain. It's been hot and humid for sure, but the watershed can't buy an inch of rain.

Tried the Beaverkill this morning. It's very low, clear and this morning, bugless. At least the water temp was OK. Saw fresh iso husks on the rocks but no flies or fish.

This evening I decided to try the big river below Stockport again. It was cloudy and breezy with the temp was down to the mid 70's. Didn't start fishing until 5:30 and was back in the car at 7:35. In that time I saw a few olives, a handful of Cahills and no Isos.

The fishing? Surprisingly good. In the two hours, I rose eight fish, four of which ate. I landed three of them. I saw about a half dozen rises that were not to my fly and got several of them to give my fly at least a look. Just before dark there were a good number of spinners over the water but the wind blew hard enough to keep them from landing and I never saw any on the water.

The fish are slowly spreading out in the big river. Not so of course in the east branch where low water and high temps continue to hold back the re-population.


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