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I haven’t been doing many posts this year, mostly because I haven’t been fishing much. In fact, I’ve been very lax in keeping this blog going. But let’s get back to fishing talk. I’m about 20 days behind in the total number of days fished compared to a “normal” year. I did manage a trip to central PA to fish the Little J. I had mixed results, but did manage a couple of significant trout – a 16-inch brown and an 18-inch rainbow. The sulphers were sporadic and, in general, the trout were not very co-operative considering the number of flies above their heads. I’ve fished the Little J for a few years now and either I’m getting better at catching the bigger ones or there has been a significant increase in the number of big trout. I don’t know what the Little J was like more than 5-years ago, but Kevin tells me that it was full of small trout. The state used to stock the river with fingerlings, so maybe they’ve grown up in the years since he last fished it. I’ll tell you one thing though, the fishing pressure is tremendous. In fact, one evening I was a little late getting to the river and could find no place to fish. I decided to pack it in rather than drive to other places that were likely to be crowded, too.
No fishing pressure issues on the Lacky, where I’ve gotten a few of the big boys, the most recent was last Friday morning when I caught a beautiful, near 20-inch brown on a LaFontaine deep caddis pupa.