May 5 – 7 – Poconos and Catskills –
We started on the Shohola Creek and then moved to the Bushkill as Tom gave us a tour of the area. Torrential rains were predicted and the morning was wet. The rest of the weekend was tolerable. The streams were high but clear.
On Saturday we moved to Roscoe and fished the Museum (aka Wulff Run), Ferdon’s Eddy and Beaverkill in Rockland. Water temps were 50 – 54. Caddis hatches and very few mayflies. Hardly any rising fish and no Hendricksons. On Sunday we went to the upper Willowemoc. Water temperature 47.
We each caught fish but not as many as we had hoped. This is early season fishing. It is a gamble and we all know it. Our expectations were in line with reality, although each of us believed that the next cast, the next drift, would produce a fish.
It was a great time with good friends. How lucky are we?
A walk in the woods,
by a stream,
in the spring,
The rain brings the life of the forest out all the more.
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