January 2007 Report
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We are in the
process of updating our Package Trip schedule for 2007. Check
back for updates...and don't forget - if you have any questions
- feel free to ask.
to mark your calendar for these FFPA '07 trips:
Penns Creek - May
for this have been changed)
we always have our Business
Person's Specials and Evening Floats on the Lehigh
Happy New Year From FFPA!!
Here is to big fish and lots of backing in 2007! Check back
on the flip side.
28, 2007 - Update/Fly-tying
Early season when fishing Penns,
you hope to run into a grannom
hatch. Anywhere from mid-to-late-April can find this caddis
species hatching. Sometimes the trout will aggressively strike
a dry, but the majority of the time will find fish keying-in
on the emerging pupa. A wet fly tied with peacock, and a few
wraps of partridge as a collar can be productive. If you are
a traditionalist - the leadwing coachman is an effective pattern.
The leadwing also effectively imitates the slate drake. Of course
these do not hatch until late spring or early summer, but if
you are looking for a really good multi-season, multi-species-imitating-pattern,
the leadwing might take the cake! If you fish Penns, you need
this fly. We are talking easy to tie. Great beginning fly tyer
pattern. Brown hackle tail; peacock body; wire rib; brown hackle
collar; matched goose wing.
The leadwing coachman
Be sure to check out our Penns
Overnight - May 5-6!
13, 2007 - NJ Warmwater
Balmy air temps - lite winds -
and an active bite made for a really nice weekend outing. The
best set-up on this south Jersey sandy bottom lake was to work
the 2-4' flats - heat of the day style. When the lite winds
were puffing the drift was perfect. The lake is oriented north/south
- and a southerly breeze - the south to north drift produced
big time! Too many pickerel and perch to count. Brite colored
crystal buggers seemed to produce the best. Slow retrieve and
1" strips. It looks as if the global-warming run of weather
might have run its course. Not sure when we might get out again.
RIVER - PUBLIC MEETNG
Corps to hold Francis E. Walter Dam Flow
Information Workshop and announce the 2007 plan
Send Comments To: http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Projects/FEWalter/index.htm
PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 04, 2007): The Corps
of Engineers and its partners the Pennsylvania
Fish and Boat Commission, the Department
of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Delaware
River Basin Commission, in their ongoing efforts to enhance
recreation along the Lehigh River, will conduct a public information
workshop to announce the 2007 Francis E. Walter Dam Flow Management
Plan and discuss its implementation.
The public is invited to the workshop that will
take place on Jan. 25, 2007 at the Mountain
Laurel Resort, Route 940 West, Lake Harmony, Pa., from
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and will be facilitated by the Wildlands
6:45 p.m. - Networking session for the
public and agency personnel.
7:00 p.m. - Presentation by the Corps
and its partners addressing the implementation and results
of the 2005 & 2006 Flow Management Plans and discussion
of the 2007 plan.
8:00 p.m. - Question and answer period.
The public is invited to address their concerns about flow
management and recreation along the Lehigh River. Comments
or questions will be limited to 3 minutes to provide an
opportunity for all who want to speak to do so. Additionally,
the public is encouraged to provide their comments in writing
so they can be incorporated into current and future flow
8:30 p.m. - The Corps and its partners will
form small breakout groups to discuss the new plan and address
other recreational concerns individually.
9:00 p.m. - Workshop ends.
Public interest is at the heart of the current and future flow
management plans; therefore public needs will influence future
decisions. The Corps and its partners will continue to encourage
the public to participate in the process and provide us written
comments throughout the year by mail or email.