Monday, November 5, 2012

High Water Float Trip

With the East Coast being pounded by Hurricane Sandy last week, every creek in the State College area was blown out.  Yesterday, however, Penns Creek dropped to around 700 CFS, so myself and my two new buddies from school, Stephen and Justin, decided to take our boats out and do a little high water streamer fishing on Penns and I'm certainly glad we did.  We had very consistent action all day long as we moved quite a few fish with streamers in the slower water and did very well with nymphs in almost every riffle we stopped at.  Overall it was a great day and I'm looking forward to doing it again.

Stephen unhooking a fish 5 minutes into the float

Justin floating down to catch up with us

Stephen stripping a streamer

One of the many beautiful Penns Creek trout Stephen landed yesterday