1, 2009 - - There
Better get your Lehigh fishing in prior to the weekend. Cause
after that, we are looking at an extended period of white water,
followed by the BIG DUMP. For the first time since the
inception of these Recreational
Release Plans, a mega-release of water is going to occur.
The event takes place Monday, but over the weekend is a whitewater
event, then after Monday you can bet there will be ramping into
Tuesday and maybe even Wednesday. So we are looking at billions
of gallons of racing down thru the Lehigh in the largerst ever
planned whitewater release.
All of the above begs the question...'How does this sort of release
benefit the resource?' Clearly it does not. Put it this way, if
you released the same quantity of water that will be released
during this event, and spread it out more evenly over the last
two months, the river would have seen an additional 50-75 cfs.
And when you are dealing with what has been a 300cfs release during
non-whitewater releases, that is a nice piece of water. Suffice
it to say, this water could be put to use more effectively.
As for the fishing -- it is still very good. On days with bugs,
you will find the fish up and eating. On overcast days hit it
during the heat of the day. Otherwise, late afternoons have been