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    Need a change of scenary

    Where are the good spring creeks in PA/NY, not far from the Jersey border? I used to fish the Saucon but it got boring.

    The Delaware is my favorite stream but on any given day there are 150 guides split up on the rivers. I used to like fishing the WB this time of year but Hale Eddy is almost impossible to put in or take out which means the access points are limited and a lot more people are fishing the already over crowded areas of the river.

    I want big hungry browns!

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Check out the Lehigh River in Pa. might have to deal with tubers this time of year but it is an up and coming River. Good river to float but wading is a nightmare.


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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnw View Post
    Check out the Lehigh River in Pa. might have to deal with tubers this time of year but it is an up and coming River. Good river to float but wading is a nightmare.
    Thanks, John, I'd like to wade fish though. The boat is in NY. That's a long trip!

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Spring Creek, Fishing Creek, Big Spring Creek are your best bets right now. If you want to get really frustrated and see a tone of nice browns, Letort Creek also has good water now. The Lackawanna River just north of Scranton also has cold water from a couple of mine drainage's and has some nice wild browns of good size. I have fished all except Big Spring, which I would guess is the farthest for you anyway. There is also a spring creek called White Deer off 80 near Milton that is smaller but is a good stop too. One other that's closer is Tom's, I think the water is cold enough there now and it is close, but also small.


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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Goigle maps is your friend, get out and explore.


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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Quote Originally Posted by greg s View Post
    Spring Creek, Fishing Creek, Big Spring Creek are your best bets right now. If you want to get really frustrated and see a tone of nice browns, Letort Creek also has good water now. The Lackawanna River just north of Scranton also has cold water from a couple of mine drainage's and has some nice wild browns of good size. I have fished all except Big Spring, which I would guess is the farthest for you anyway. There is also a spring creek called White Deer off 80 near Milton that is smaller but is a good stop too. One other that's closer is Tom's, I think the water is cold enough there now and it is close, but also small.
    Perfect, This is what I was looking for and, I like being frustrated so that's even better! Thanks for this great info. I'm going to make it out within the next week. Been a while since I've fished.

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Excellent book Trout Streams of Pennsylvania by Dwight Landis tells you all you need to know about Pa streams.


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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Quote Originally Posted by dcabarle View Post
    Perfect, This is what I was looking for and, I like being frustrated so that's even better! Thanks for this great info. I'm going to make it out within the next week. Been a while since I've fished.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Forget about the Lack this time of year, the flows are way too low and the temps are too high to be screwing with the natural brown trout population. If you want to fish the Lack, then fish for the holdover stocked rainbows above Simpson. I may be up there myself this weekend.
    Toms although ok on temp is extremely low. I know I just fished it a week ago.
    All the small creeks are very low unless you can get on them within a day of a good rain, as I fished Satan's Ass last weekend only a day after the big rains and it was almost too low to fish. However I did get double digit small browns on a pink Humpy.

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    If the Lehigh River is too far, those are twice the distance. Geography not your strong suit?
    I think it was misinterpreted. The lehigh is not far from me but when You have to drive to Hancock from Union County to get the boat then at the end of the day drive back to hancock from the Lehigh then back home, that becomes a long day!

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Apparently reading comprehension not Rusty spinners strong suit
    Quote Originally Posted by dcabarle View Post
    I think it was misinterpreted. The lehigh is not far from me but when You have to drive to Hancock from Union County to get the boat then at the end of the day drive back to hancock from the Lehigh then back home, that becomes a long day!


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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    The Delaware has become a ridiculous shit show of boats and guides .
    It’s hard not to drive by the Deposit bridge and see a line of boats stacked
    Up one after the other. The rivers mentioned are all good choices, but if you want to use your boat and not drive too far from Hancock and probably not see another boat on the river try fishing the Susquehanna from Bainbridge down for Smallmouth and Walleyes. I know you said Big Browns but the smallmouth on the Susquehanna are a nice alternative . The river has some nice fish , scenery and not swarmed with boats
    and guides.


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