Wednesday, February 13, 2013
FEB 11TH TRIP TO THE POHOPOCO CREEK
FEMALE BROWN TROUT 12 INCHES
BOTH FISH RETURNED WITHOUT ANY HARM RIGHT AWAY
Mon the 11th was forecast to be 50 degrees so I made sure to go to my favorite spot on the Pohopoco creek locally known as the Big creek.
It was running at a nice level, not too high and fast as it sometimes can after snow and then warm weather. When this happens The Dam (Beltsville) will be opened up and it can run very high and fast. This can make fishing tough as you cant get a slow enough drift. But this was not the case on the 11th or 12th.
I waited til afternoon to fish so the water had more time to warm up. I fished my 5wt Winston LT with a Rio 5wt nymph line and a 6ft leader tied down to 4x Fluorocarbon. On my leader I tied three pheasant tail nymphs, second and third tied off the bend of the hook. Two size 18, last one size 16 all Beadhead.
The fishing was very good and in the first hour I caught 4 and missed two, all browns to 13 inches.
I,m using a fish pimp indicator and have fed the leader trough the middle of it and used the rubber tube to hold the line in place. This keeps the indicator where you want it. With the line Though the indicator it wont fall off my leader. I also used two very small split shot about 8 inches up from my first nymph to get them down to the bottom and slow the drift as winter Trout wont move awful fast or come off the bottom to far the eat.
I fish til 530 and catch 6 total and missed about 3, dropped two, All browns,
one was wild @ 8 inches. ALL IN ONE RUN! I did not have to move up or down creek at all.
Trout will come up out of the Lehigh River to the warmer water of this creek and stay all winter.
This just proves that you can catch Trout anytime of year.
Just like us TROUT HAVE TO EAT EVERY DAY!
The New Moon helped as I do find there can be more action during that time.
Go out and fish anytime it gets a little warmer. it makes winter go faster and a little less of a DRAG!