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August 28, 2010 - LRSA Temp Probe
The LRSA has a
really neat temp
probe on the Lehigh upstream a bit from Jim Thorpe. You will
need log in to access the data, but once
you get to the input page, there is a plethora of information
available. For us anglers, we usually focus on water temp, which
is obviously available, but there is also a bunch of other data
points such as DO, PH, Turbitity, Specific Conductance, etc. This
is all real-time data too. Good stuff. Check it out.
login = Lehigh River; Password = LRSA
17, 2010 - West Branch D Report
Dinks galore! The small fish on the West Branch are feeding with
reckless abandon. Even in the higher water they are looking up.
This is good, since that means there are bugs, but the larger
fish were just not showing themselves. In the way of bugs we found
quite a few olives and a smattering of sulphurs in the afternoon
to early evening hours.
We did throw streamers from time to time, and while we did move
some fish and landed a couple - - none of the landed fish were
pigs! The only pigs we saw and managed to move, were tight to
the bank and blew up on the streamers. They did not seem too committed
overall though at eating. One cool sight was watching an enormous
brown come out of the depths to follow in a 10" hooked trout
all the way to the boat. It never looked like it tried to eat
the smaller fish, but I am sure it did scare the shish out of
that little guy.
Overall...for August the fishing was not too bad.
August 10, 2010 - Upper D Release
it started in late July, and has not stopped. It is a safe
bet that this higher release will continue for the foreseeable
future. Reason being is rainfall for the most part looks spotty
at best, and from
what it looks like, Wallenpaupack is already at its September
1 target level. With this being the case, PPL can not generate
and draw the lake down anymore. So with Wallenpaupack and Mother
Nature both out of the equation, this only leaves Cannonsville
as the reservoir of choice to sustain the all important 1,750cfs
Montague minimum flow target.
It all plans out as scheduled, we hope to be on the system this
coming up weekend.
August 2, 2010 - Upper D Update
The last 100 days of releases from Cannonsville
are charted to the right. As you can see the releases have been
sparse at best. Currently, as of this past weekend, we are looking
at some of the highest releases we've seen all season. So for
pretty much all season the fish have been starving for water.
That said, the release from Cannonsville is and has been considerably
higher than inflow.
One thing is for sure, whenver we see that next big rain, it
will be time to bust out the big stuff. It has been a long time
since we've seen the West Branch go high and off color, and when
it does, watch out. The bite will be off the charts. You can bank