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The Jackson River, 5 Anesthesia residents get a day off

Jackson River 2/18/2012 Warm Springs, VA Dave Peterson, Matt Reynolds, Jared Davis, and John Butz 1030-1345 Air temp – 48-56 deg F Water temp – 40-43 deg F Bright sunny skies, wind gusts to 10-15 mph Hatch Activity – midges … Continue reading

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Lower Moormans’ River Success!

Lower Moormans’ River 2/10/12 1600-1745 Air Temp – 46 deg F Water Temp – 44 deg F Cloudy, light breeze Water – clear, slightly below average flows Hatch Activity – very small number of #22-24 midges. Tucker and I were … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Shad Run…

Three years ago I read John McPhee’s book The Founding Fish. The book is equal parts history and fishing techniques. A fantastic read. My first experience fishing for shad ended with this little baitfish trophy. That is my dad in … Continue reading

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Lower Moormans’ River and Bluegill in February?

Lower Moormans’ River 2/7/12 1300-1600 Air Temp – 60 F Water Temp – 44 F Clear skies, slight breeze Water – clear, levels average Hatch activity – 12 Stonefly, 24 midge, 18 BWO Golf Course Pond 2/7/12 Charlottesville, VA 1700-1745 … Continue reading

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PA Spring Creeks Part 2. Big Spring Creek

Big Spring Creek With Mark Sturtevant central PA Air Temp – 40-48 deg F Water temp – 52 deg F Bright Sunlight, minimal clouds NO WIND! (finally) Water clarity – gin clear Hatch activity – 20 and 22 midges. inconsistent … Continue reading

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PA Spring Creeks Part 1. The Falling Spring Creek

Faling Spring Creek 2/2/12 Chambersburg, PA 1400-1730 Air Temp – 48 F Water temp – 52 F Cloudy 10-15mph winds from the west Clarity – gin clear Hatch activity – size 22 midge and size 18 BWO There is nothing … Continue reading

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Baby Brookies and Confused Crocuses

Mossy Creek 1/31/12 Kyle’s Mill Rd. Mt Solon, VA 1400-1630 Air temp – 68 Water temp – 63 Full sun, no clouds 15-20mph winds from west Water clarity – turbid Hatch activity – brief size 20 midge hatch Dr. Peterson … Continue reading

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North Fork Moormans’ River Stream Report

North Fork Moormans’ River 1600-1730 Air temp – 52 Water temp – 42 Slight breeze Partly cloudy Water clear Size 22 midge hatches I titled this post a stream report rather than a fishing report. The primary goal of this … Continue reading

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South River 1/20/12

South River 1445-1645 Air – 39 deg F Water – 42 deg F Cloudy and windy Water clarity – slightly turbid Hatch activity – none. I thought today would be a banner blue winged olive day. It probably was; I … Continue reading

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North Fork Moormans’ River and Lower Moormans’ River 1/19/12

North Fork of the Moormans’ River and Lower Moormans’ River 1500-1800 Air temp – 47 deg F Water – 38 deg F Slight breeze, cloudy skies Water clarity – clear Hatch – no activity Today my fishing trip was more … Continue reading

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