Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Clarion River Browns

 I was in charge of keeping my father-in-law out of the house on Saturday so that people could set up and arrive for a surprise 60th birthday.  I decided to take him fishing down to the Clarion.  It was pretty tough keeping him out with fish like this eager to take a fly!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's that time of the year again!

     Decided to be selfish today and just go by myself down to the Clarion River.  I took a rod, my backpack, most importantly a camera, and just walked the train tracks along the river to some of my favorite spots.  I started off the day with nymphs.  Managed to land one brown really quick and then hit a dry spell.  I noticed that there was some caddis flies coming off and I saw a fish come up for one but that was it.  I switched to some caddis nymphs and started really doing well.  I landed a few browns and one rainbow.  Being happy with my success I started walking back towards my truck.  To my surprise the Hendricksons started to hatch and the fish started rising.  Needless to say an hour walk downstream turned into four hours on the way back.  Caught some nice fish and lost some bigger ones all on a parachute adams.  What a great day to be on the water!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


     From 80 degrees and sunny to snow covering the ground this morning.  It has been a very unpredictable spring so far.  All I know is that we need some rain to bring the low water conditions up. 
     These are just a couple of pics of browns caught on the Allegheny the last couple weeks.  The fish on top was caught last weekend during a windy cold day that topped out around 42 degrees.  The fish to the left was caught the week before while I was wearing a t-shirt on a bright sunny 80 degree day. 
       I wonder what it will do next week???