Wildwood Outfitters Blog and Fishing Report
As we pivot from steelhead back to trout in NW Pennsylvania, the weather has been a major factor in stream conditions. At the current moment we are getting hammered with a few inches of snow, but the forecast moving forward looks a whole lot more manageable! The return of normal temperatures should make for some steady fishing in the weeks to come. We're also inching closer to our best local bug hatch, the Grannom Caddis. Keep an eye out for them, and it's wise to make sure every nymph rig has some sort of caddis imitation on it for the next month or so.
Hatches have been sparse as of late, mostly due to the up-and-down weather. With that said, nymphing is always going to be more productive this time of year. Water levels have been mostly up, but that has spread fish out nicely and created opportunities in all sorts of water types! Riffles that are sometimes too shallow are all of a sudden prime feeding lies, and the deeper holes are providing trout refuge from the fast currents. Leave no spot unfished and thoroughly cover everything before moving on. You'll be surprised at where trout are holding right now, and those "bonus" fish are always a nice addition to the day's tally!
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