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Labor Day Weekend Trout & Bass

This coming Labor Day should offer some quality opportunities for both warmwater and coldwater fish. Largemouth Bass and Panfish have been very cooperative in July and August. Recent cooler nights will have them thinking about fall and should get them to begin feeding in earnest. I've been enjoying fishing with poppers and large streamers for the Largemouth Bass. I even began to fish the #4 Black Woolly Bugger as a rubber worm with a lift and drop motion with some nice results. Water temps in area rivers and streams are improving overall, flows are a bit above normal for this time of year and it looks like we should see more consistently cooler conditions in the upcoming week after Labor Day

Cooler Weather Means Trout

It's been a long, hot summer and there have been few breaks of cooler weather. On a positive note, rain has been fairly consistent so water levels were still above average. Finally, we began to see some cooling towards the end of the week and with several cool nights coming over the next few days, trout fishing is back on. Tonight, I fished with John Collins, noted fly tyer and guide/ presenter for Shannon's. I landed a couple of Browns including a little wild beauty and John stuck a few more. There was some activity in the form of Light Cahills and even a few large Hex mayflies likely Litobrancha atrocaudata or L. rigida which we have seen with some frequency on the door of the shop. About

August Outlook & Redington Pallix Waders Sale

Summer: hot days, warm, humid nights. July was a warm one for sure. People have been asking me: "How are the trout doing, when can we fish for them?" My answer is usually something like this: "The trout are fine as long as we don't fish for them when the water is over 70 degrees, but the bass are fine!" Also: Redington is introducing a new wader to replace the popular Pallix River chest and wading pants (MSRP $169.95 and $139.95 respectively). While supplies last they are 20% off. Certainly, there are places to catch and release trout. The West Branch of the Delaware has an afternoon Sulphur hatch all summer and the Pennsylvania limestone spring creeks are holding temperature particularly we

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