The weather sure has been active lately, two big storms last week saw river levels on the South Branch rise to just under 1000 cfs twice in a matter of days; the second storm even brought a documented EF1 tornado to Madison, a very rare occurrence in New Jersey. A benefit of the high flows has been to spread the fish out a little. The last couple of days also brought us our first cold air of the season, it was 19 degrees this morning although temperatures are forecast to moderate starting on tomorrow, Sunday just in time for the Giants vs. the Jets playing in the basement bowl.
I am proud to say that Michael Peters of the Hacklebarney Chapter of Trout Unlimited won the the trophy in last week's NJ Fly Fisherman of the Year which was held on the property of the Raritan Inn. The event was a benefit for the NJ State Council of Trout Unlimited and its continuing efforts at cold water conservation in conjunction with the ten regional chapters from around the state. Raritan Headwaters and Casting for Recovery also participated.