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It’s been awhile since we posted a new fly pattern. Here’s a useful Euro-style nymph. Give it a try.
In Jessup, PA, a new power plant, which takes advantage of the Marcellus Shale natural gas development, is planned. There are concerns about the potential negative impact on the Lackawanna River, The Nature Conservancy’s Eales Preserve on Moosic Mountain, and the residents of Jessup and Moosic Mountain. More about that at a future date, but for now, here’s what is known.
On Saturday, November 1, 2014, a few members of the chapter and one non-member participated in a stream improvement project near the A&G Outfitters shop. This is the same area where we installed boulders a few months back. But, this time we added 6 fish hiding places in the form of half-log structures. We pinned the structures in place by driving 4-foot rebar through the pre-drilled logs into the river bottom.
Many thanks to Charlie Charlesworth, Carl Mozeleski, Mike Kashuba, Greg and Adam Nidoh, Gary Smith, Leo Rouillard, and last, but not least, “Tom the UPS Guy” (sorry, but I don’t know his last name). I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone.
Hopefully, these habitat improvement projects and river clean-ups are having an impact on the quality of the fishing. We would like to do a lot more, but lack the man-power. You may notice that it’s usually the same old guys, literally, doing all the work. Wouldn’t you like to help us in future projects?
Some people may already know this but I just found out this week that NYC is planning on building a hydroelectric plant at its Cannonsville Reservoir. It seems the proposal goes back to, at least, 2008. The city’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was finalized in February 2012.
In May 2014, the city received its license from the FERC and plans to begin construction in 2016. How this will affect the Delaware River trout fishery is unknown.